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Florida ranks near the bottom for how it treats teachers


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Florida ranks near the bottom for how it treats teachers

| 9/27/2018

Florida ranks near the bottom for how it treats teachers

Florida is not making the grade when it comes to how it treats its teachers, according to a new survey by Wallet Hub. The state ranks 47th in the nation. The survey looks at where teachers are most likely to thrive based on 'opportunity and competition' and 'work environment.' Metrics used to form the analysis range from teachers’ income growth potential to pupil-teacher ratio to teacher safety. See the news release from WalletHub and read more at WOFL, WTVT, and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Florida wins approval for its federal accountability plan

Florida has finally gotten its federal education accountability plan accepted. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sent Florida commissioner Pam Stewart a formal letter acknowledging the approval on Wednesday. Florida had been the only state in the nation not to have an approved plan. It went through five revisions — including one submitted on Monday — before DeVos signed off. [Source: Tampa Bay Times]

Florida State completes first billion-dollar fundraising campaign in university history

It was no secret Florida State University had exceeded the $1-billion goal for its ambitious "Raise the Torch" campaign. As more than 800 administrators, staff and invited guests gathered at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall Friday evening, the only question was by how much. More from the Tallahassee Democrat and FSU News.

Survey: UF professors get state’s highest pay bumps

The University of Florida is ahead of the rest of the state when it comes to bumping up pay for its full and associate professors. Florida full professors received an average 8.8 percent salary increase in 2017-18, according to an American Association of University Professors faculty compensation survey. Associate professors received an 8.3 percent salary bump. More from the Gainesville Sun, the AP, and NBC Miami.

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» University of Florida ranks 156 in the world in Times Higher Education list (ranked by Times of London)
» University of Florida gets poor marks for racial equity

Nelson and Scott ads on education subtract truth, add falsehoods

In his ad boasting of Florida’s educational achievement in reading and math, some of Gov. Rick Scott’s numbers just don’t add up. Scott’s sunny ad cheerleading for Florida schools came out just five days after a dimmer assessment in an ad for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. But it, too, doesn’t tell the whole truth. More from the and the Orlando Sentinel.


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Saving babies is the latest order from Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland. Faculty and student researchers there are developing a new method that would create more accurate maternal and fetal electro-cardiogram signals.

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