Florida DOE calls for temporary testing halt amid log-in troubles

UPDATE: The DOE told districts at 10:44 a.m.: “Pearson has confirmed that the issue with PearsonAccess has been resolved and the site is now up and running normally. Please share this information with users in your district and contact our office if you have further questions.” ORIGINAL POST:  The Florida Department of Education advised school…

Florida Teacher of the Year Statewide Finalists Surprised in Classrooms

Tallahassee, Fla. – Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart, joined by Macy’s representatives, traveled the state this week to announce the five statewide finalists for the 2016 Florida Department of Education/Macy’s Teacher of the Year. Each teacher was honored with a surprise presentation in his or her classroom. The Florida Teacher of the Year program honors…

Concern over tax-sharing plan doesn’t die with end of Florida legislative session

Many controversial education-related proposals died with the abrupt end of the Florida Legislature’s spring session. Some, however, live on as the chambers prepare to negotiate the 2015-16 budget during a June special session. Among the most troubling to school district leaders is a proposal to require districts to share a portion of their local tax…

Gov. Scott Presents Shine Awards to Eight Outstanding Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized eight outstanding educators from the around the state for their contributions to learning with the Governor’s Shine Awards. The Governor’s Shine Award is presented to educators and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education. Governor Scott…