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  • I just love Florida Virtual School

     
    Just got this e-mail and thought I'd share. Dear Mr. Thomas: My son is a 10th grade homeschooler in Hillsborough County who is experiencing great success taking Geometry, English II, and Spanish I online through FVS.  He went to traditional high school...
  • Senate education committee hearing from teachers this morning on evaluations, merit pay

     
    The Senate education committee is holding a long workshop today to hear input on how to judge teacher performance — and how to pay them based on that performance. If you've got the time, and the inclination, you can watch the workshop live here....
  • With entitlement costs growing, Scott wants an audit

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott ordered†an investigation into†cost-overruns at the state's agency for the disabled Tuesday, saying he wanted more information on ongoing deficits as it grapples with the soaring health-care costs of†thousands of...
  • House committee passes merit-pay bill, too

     
    So one of the House's education subcommittees just passed the teacher merit-pay bill,†too, after listening to lots of testimony. Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, the committee's chairman, said the bill would usher in “the second decade of true education...
  • Scott to lawmakers: ‘Don’t blink. Don’t let special interests persuade you to turn your back on the people who elected you’

     
    Gov. Rick Scott delivered his first “State of the State” speech Tuesday night. And by comparison to his recent remarks, it was curiously low-key. There were no references to “Obamacare” or the $2.4 billion in federal fast-train...
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott: 'Government always takes more than it gives back'

     
    Republican Gov. Rick Scott pushes the kind of budget-balancing efficiency drives now familiar in many state capitols around the country....
  • Freebie: National Train Day in Tampa, Miami

     
    If you've got a kid who loves trains — or a big kid who loves trains — here's a free event to mark on your calendar. National Train Day will be held on May 7th and there are celebrations in cities around the country. Here in Florida, train...
  • Three search firms vie to pick Orange schools’ next superintendent

     
    Three firms, including the one that conducted Orange County Public Schools' messy 1997 superintendent search, are vying to help the district look for its next leader. The 800-pound gorilla is Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, which said in their...
  • Scott signs 38 bills, including ’sexting’ de-criminalization for minors

     
    By Michael Peltier, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Anticipated changes to affordable housing and private property rights highlighted a list of 38 bills signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Rick Scott. Efforts to remove a cap on a popular...
  • Florida Dental Association announces new board

     
    The Florida Dental Association†has announced the election of new offiers to its executive board, including the first Cuban-American president, Dr. Cesar Sabates of Coral Gables. Dr. Cesar R. Sabates, President Dr. Sabates, a general dentist in private...
  • FDOT wants to build lots of roads — and toll them

     
    By David Royce, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With bids for new road building projects coming in at “historically low levels,” Florida Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad said Monday that now is the time for the state to...