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A new adequacy funding lawsuit has been filed in florida
on behalf of eight plaintiff students. In Citizens for Strong Schools v. florida
State Bd. of Educ., lawyers for the students along with two nonprofit organizations cite decreasing state funding and increased reliance on local funding as part of the evidence that the state is not living up to its constitutional responsibility.
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's Constitutional Amendment 8, passed in 2002 to cap class sizes, is scheduled to go into full effect this school year. But another initiative on the ballot this November could significantly alter the law. That current initiative is the subject of a lawsuit filed by the florida
Education Association against the Secretary of State and Department of State.
Amendment 8 caps enrollment in core...
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An initiative to relax florida
’s new class size limits failed earlier this month on Election Day. The ballot question would have changed Amendment 8 of the florida
Constitution to raise size limits and to allow public schools to meet the requirements by keeping average class size within limits. Instead, schools will have to adhere to strict enrollment caps for core subjects of 18 students in Grades K–3, 21 s...
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Supreme Court has found that a group of parents, students, and education advocacy groups can sue the state for failing to fund schools properly. Plaintiffs in the case were successful at both the trial and appeal court levels at overcoming the state’s motions to dismiss the case. But, following the appeals court victory, defendants made another unsuccessful attempt to have the case d...
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An adequacy lawsuit in florida
is moving forward after a Circuit Judge ruled against the state’s motion to dismiss the case. Citizens for Strong Schools v. florida
State Bd. of Education was filed late last year and charges that the state is not maintaining its constitutional responsibility to provide a “uniform, efficient, safe, secure, and high quality system of free public schools that allows students to ...
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Supreme Court has ended the florida
Education Association’s challenge to Amendment 8, a ballot initiative that would change a current state provision that sets strict limits on the size of every class. As reported in August and September RSFN, the FEA sought to remove Amendment 8 from this November’s ballot, claiming that its language is misleading and fails to advise voters of...
...Alexander, Leah Boulton and April Smith are 2nd- and 3rd-grade teachers who will travel to Orlando, florida
to attend several workshops on cooperative learning at the Kagan Summer Academy. The training they receive will help them foster new ways of engaging and reaching students of all ability levels in their academic instruction as well as auxiliary classes like art, music, Spanish, and computer technology.
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...r Fellowship to travel to the Baja Peninsula of Mexico and to the Everglades National Park in south florida
. She notes that housing development and urbanization has had a major impact on the health of the Everglades ecosystem and has led to conflicts between wildlife and people. She even encountered two, apparently fearless, alligators that approached her boat.
In the Baja Peninsula, Overmyer visited Rancho San Gregorio, a desert cattle ranch, where the host family practiced water conservation ...
Martha Roby, Alabama
Joe Heck, Nevada
Dennis Ross, florida
Mike Kelly, Pennsylvania
George Miller, California (Ranking Member)
Dale E. Kildee, Michigan
Donald M. Payne, New Jersey
Robert E. Andrews, New Jersey
Robert C. Scott, Virginia
Lynn C. Woolsey, California
...f specific courses-like requiring four years of math instead of three. A number of states including florida
, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, New Mexico, and Ohio have raised or are considering raising graduation requirements; not all states are giving equal consideration to providing additional funding to meet those standards. These requirements can stress low-wealth schools and districts in additional ways. For example, raising the number of math and science courses required for graduation inc...
...other subjects and pushes them to drop out.
Arizona is one of three states (the others are florida
and New York) that require all prospective teachers to show they are competent to teach ELL students. Only 4.9% of Arizona's ELL students (grades 4 and 8 averaged) tested proficient in math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 2007, compared with 9.6% nationwide. And 3.3% of Arizona's ELL students tested proficient in reading on the NAEP that same year, compared wit...
...h have Republican-controlled legislatures, have enacted measures to scale back tenure for teachers. florida
ended tenure for all newly hired teachers in 2011. Kansas significantly curtailed teacher employment protections and the Idaho legislature, in 2011, abolished tenure. Last year the North Carolina legislature passed a law revoking tenure for all teachers by 2018.
Other states have made it harder to earn tenure or easier to lose it, usually by extending the time it takes to receive th...
...paratory School a charter.
Other states have had similar lawsuits with varying outcomes: a florida
district's challenge resulted in the dissolution of that state's charter authority on the grounds that the state's constitution gives local districts not the state the authority to operate schools. A court in Colorado upheld the constitutionality of that state's charter authorizer.
...The National Council for History Education (NCHE) is holding their national conference between March 19-21, 2015 in St. Augustine, florida
. The conference is being held in St. Augustine to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the oldest permanent European settlement in the United States. The national conference is a place where historical thinkers can come together and share their passion for teaching and learning.
The Fritz Fischer Scholarship Fund offers scholarships to attend the NCHE Natio...
...ue in many races.
In fact, education may play a key role in gubernatorial elections in Georgia and florida
, two states that have seen severe budget cuts and wrangling over testing, teacher evaluations and tenure, Common Core, charters, and other issues.
In Georgia, the major issue comes down to funding for schools with incumbent Republican Governor Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter both claiming to be the bigger supporter of public education. Carter has promised to raise fundi...