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Bargaining Update: Teacher Evaluations

Though both the USEP and District bargaining teams are eager to reach a settlement ahead of the beginning of the school year, there are a number of things remaining to be addressed. Among them: economics, several language proposals and (one critical sticking point for the instructional contract) teacher evaluations. The District’s proposed changes to the

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What you should know about the Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program

The budget passed by the Florida Legislature and signed by Governor Scott last month left many Floridians scratching their heads, but a particular line-item that funds bonuses for teachers with high test scores has been especially puzzling. The line item establishes Florida’s Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program, and we’ve received a number of questions from

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Assess the Test Report Card for Parents

Teachers and SRP are not the only ones speaking out against the testing mania afflicting our schools. The high-stakes testing mandates that lawmakers have ramped up over the past couple of years are at such extreme levels that many parents are joining teachers and SRP in calling upon lawmakers for reform. Teachers feel they have not had enough time or

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Assess the Test

Florida’s accountability system has gone horribly wrong. Our students are being subjected to toxic amounts of testing. Throughout the state, parents are opting out of state testing mandates and school districts are calling upon the Florida legislature to reform the culture of testing it has imposed on our schools. Now you can add your voice

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2011-12 Teacher Evaluations Coming Soon

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In light of ongoing legal and interpretive issues surrounding teachers’ VAM scores for the 2011-2012 school year, USEP and the District agreed to put final evaluations for last year on hold while the parties researched the issues and reviewed the VAM data and its effects.  After much deliberation, discussion and review, the parties agreed to

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Another FEA Victory: Administrative Judge Tosses DOE Rule on Evaluations

Yesterday, the Florida Education Association (FEA) dealt another blow to a key component of SB-736 when an administrative law judge invalidated the SB-736 performance evaluation rule the State Board of Education was imposing upon Florida school districts, teachers and administrators. Judge John G. Van Laningham found that the State Board of Education and Department of

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