Week 1: 2020 FL Legislature on Public Ed Policy bills

Week 1: Florida Legislative Session (1.14-17, 2020) Here are the public education policy bills that moved.  You’ll note that many bills are pushed through committees by both parties, often with the hope of gaining bargaining chips for other bills. Pay attention to the general policy themes like voucher & charter expansion, increased authority over school…

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2020 FL Legislature: Public Ed Policy Bills to watch

Note: This list will be updated as bills are added. Teacher Compensation SB106/Rader Florida Teacher Fair Pay Act – Minimum starting pay for teachers – Instructional Personnel Salaries; Citing this act as the “Florida Teacher Fair Pay Act”; providing legislative intent that the Florida Education Finance Program be funded at a level that ensures a certain minimum…

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Polk Perspective: Good start, guv, but we need more

By Stephanie Yocum | Opinion| Lakeland Ledger| October 17, 2019 Gov. Ron DeSantis recently announced a $600 million proposal to increase the minimum teacher salary to $47,500. While I am encouraged the conversation surrounding teacher compensation has shifted from bogus bonus schemes to meaningful salary movement, I am concerned this announcement has generated questions and…

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