Florida

When teachers in child-care and early-childhood programs receive training focused on improving children’s early literacy skills, the language skills of those children improve, according to a federally financed study of children in Florida.
April 18, 2007 – Education Week
Lawmakers in Florida are setting their sights on expanding its assessment system to include social studies.
April 18, 2007 – Education Week
Florida and Wisconsin are among the states considering changes to the system they use to identify gifted children.
April 6, 2007 – Education Week
The state's new plan would give school districts more say in how teachers are rewarded.
March 28, 2007 – Education Week
In his first State of the State address, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist pushed for additional funds to expand a program that is under fire in the legislature and in court.
March 14, 2007 – Education Week
Karen Aronowitz was the Miami-Dade County union’s first elected president since Pat L. Tornillo Jr., who led the union from the early 1970s until 2003.
February 28, 2007 – Education Week
President Karen Aronowitz receives mixed reviews for her leadership of the troubled United Teachers of Dade union.
February 14, 2007 – Education Week
Gov. Charlie Crist's budget proposal would boost per-pupil spending by $500, and bring the state's total education budget to $33.4 billion.
February 14, 2007 – Education Week
According to organizers for the AFT, the teachers are the first in a network of charter schools to unionize through a representation election.
January 31, 2007 – Education Week
In a last-minute scramble to get a piece of a $147.5 million teacher performance-pay pie, all 67 school districts in Florida have submitted plans under the state’s program.
January 10, 2007 – Education Week

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