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Teaching in Florida vs. around the world
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Teaching in Florida vs. around the world
A decade ago, FLORIDA TREND interviewed high school students in foreign countries, looking for a sense of how their school lives compared with those of Florida students. This year — as pay and working conditions for teachers nationwide draw increasing attention — TREND set out to do the same with teachers in foreign countries. We asked them about their training. Class sizes. Pay. Working conditions.
See how Florida's teachers' work lives compare with those in other countries:
The University of Florida and its Board of Trustees is considering new regulations that would require its affiliates -- such as the Citrus Research and Development Foundation -- spend 100% of their money within the university and exclusively for its benefit. with no diversity in research, that regualtion, foundation leaders believe, would hinder the fight against citrus greening. More from the Lakeland Ledger and the Gainesville Sun.
Appearing skeptical of arguments made by school boards, an appeals court Tuesday waded into a challenge to the constitutionality of a 2017 state law that seeks to boost charter schools. Numerous school boards across the state filed two lawsuits contending that the law infringed on their rights to operate school districts. [Source: WJXT]
For years, many of us have argued that the politicians and bureaucrats in charge of Florida’s public schools don’t listen. They don’t listen to parents, to teachers, to students — not even to education experts who know far more than they do. Now we have proof. [Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel]
Florida lawmakers in 2018 included a provision in a massive omnibus education bill that requires unions representing school district employees be de-certified as collective bargaining units if less than 50 percent of its “instructional personnel” don’t pay dues. As a right-to-work state, Florida forbids requiring employees to join organized labor organizations, or pay dues, in order to be represented by unions in bargaining with school districts and the state. [Source: ]
› Anthony Eudelio Varona named dean of University of Miami School of Law
Anthony Eudelio Varona, an attorney and educator who specializes in administrative law, communications and media law, and sexuality and gender law, has been named the new dean at the University of Miami School of Law. Varona is currently professor of law at American University Washington College of Law, where he teaches contracts, administrative and public law, and media law, and serves as faculty advisor to the Latino/a Law Students Association, and the Lambda Law Society.
› Nearly 200 Florida schools don't have armed security. Now, those districts may get called out
After a state commission found out Wednesday that nearly 200 schools — including many charter schools — have not had armed security as required by state law, commissioners urged the Florida Department of Education to “name names and name people” to try to force compliance.
› Florida State scores 10 U.S. Fulbright student awards
en outstanding Florida State University graduate students and recent alumni will spend the 2019-2020 academic year teaching English or conducting research projects abroad as a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The program, administered by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers grants for graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, research and/or teach English in participating countries around the world for one year.
› Duval schools face critical teacher shortage
Members of the Duval County Public Schools human resources department were beaming inside Sandalwood High School last week. Following a job fair hosted at the school, they successfully hired 145 teachers and 86 paraprofessionals June 7 — but they still need a lot more. According to the school district, 400 more teachers need to be hired before the 2019-2020 school year.
Previous Education Updates:
- Florida to award $265 million in extra performance money to universities
- Florida's public universities to plan for campus reopenings this fall
- Florida university students sue for spring-semester refund
- Florida universities & students get tough lesson in COVID economics
- Florida superintendents warn of school 'catastrophe,' seek federal aid
- Florida school districts could see 25% cut in state funding
- Teachers union calls on Florida governor to keep schools closed
- Florida Supreme Court rejects districts' challenge to charter school law
- Fast-tracked graduation sends Florida healthcare students straight into the coronavirus fight