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  • Teachers union sues over how school voucher bill passed

    Teachers union sues over how school voucher bill passed
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s teacher union sued Wednesday to block legislation passed last spring that expands the state’s corporate school-voucher program. The law, called the Career and Professional Education Act, or SB 850, started as an...
  • Teachers union sues over voucher bill

    TALLAHASSEE – Florida's teacher union sued Wednesday to block legislation passed this spring that expands the state's corporate school-voucher program. The law, called the Career and Professional Education Act, or SB 850, started as an act to...
  • In Theory: Should religious schools get accreditation?

    An essay by an English professor at the University of Pennsylvania, published July 7 by the Chronicle of Higher Education, posits that religious colleges should not be given accreditation because their programs do not allow for "unfettered skepticism...
  • Latest Startup Weekend Orlando winners announced

    Latest Startup Weekend Orlando winners announced
    Entrepreneurs who invented a new platform to connect teachers and classroom speakers won the recent Orlando Startup Weekend for Education, part of a national program. The winning idea was called InspireUs. The team was led by Shahier Rahman, Orlando...
  • Unions shouldn't have to represent workers who don't pay their share

    Unions shouldn't have to represent workers who don't pay their share
    In Harris v. Quinn, the U.S. Supreme Court put unions in a bind when it ruled that unionized home-care workers cannot be required to pay for the representation that unions are required by law to provide to them. In cases across the country lawyers are now...
  • Marc Yacht: Education in Florida heading on wrong track

    When being interviewed by the press it's preferable to stick to a limited number of talking points so the conversation stays on a palatable track. When it comes to Florida education it is impossible to stay on message. There are simply, too many issues....
  • Yoga schools grow by leaps and bounds in Central Florida

    Yoga schools grow by leaps and bounds in Central Florida
    The students at Warrior One Power Yoga glide through their poses on brightly colored mats squeezed side by side in the narrow studio in Audubon Park. The Orlando business, which celebrated its first anniversary last month, has been so successful that...
  • Saucon Valley is not a community of wealth

    While I am a strong believer in unions and the right of employees to organize, I'm distressed at the intransigence of the Saucon Valley School District teachers. The statement by teachers union lawyer Andrew Muir — "Everyone knows that Saucon...
  • Saucon Valley hearing set for labor complaint against teachers

    The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board has agreed to hear a case between the Saucon Valley School Board and teachers on allegations that the teachers union used unfair labor practices while negotiating a contract with the board. The board filed a...
  • Florida loses millions a year because of teacher attrition, new study says

    Florida loses millions a year because of teacher attrition, new study says
    Florida may lose more than $130 million a year because so many teachers leave the profession or at least move to new schools, according to a new national study. The nation likely loses more than $2 billion a year because of teacher attrition, the study...
  • Philadelphia Phillies, teachers, executive need better approach

    Philadelphia Phillies, teachers, executive need better approach
    The facilitator said, "I want to welcome everyone to our seminar on Crisis Management. "I'll begin by asking you to introduce yourselves and talk a little bit about some crisis that you are confronting right now and how you're handling it. Sir, let's...
  • READER SUBMITTED: CREC Aerospace Academy Teacher Named NEST Teacher Of The Year

    On June 27, Janice Mooney-Frank, Ph.D., a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) coach at the CREC Academy of Aerospace and Engineering Elementary School, was named the 2014 Teacher of the Year by the Network of Educators in Science and...