Today's news -- July 11, 2013

 

 

 

Teachers didn’t know they’d be in Scott ad

Several Florida Teacher of the Year candidates didn’t realize the video interviews they gave during a reception at the Governor’s Mansion would be used in a political advertisement for Gov. Rick Scott, and one called it inappropriate. Scott’s office disclaimed responsibility for making the ad, which was posted on YouTube by the state Republican Party. Representatives from Scott’s office and the state Department of Education said the party used video distributed by the Governor’s Office as a news release, but without any coordination with the Governor’s Office. In the ad, five winners of district-level teacher of the year competitions are seen praising Scott, or appearing to, during interviews recorded at the Governor’s Mansion. A couple of the teachers said they were asked about teacher pay raises pushed by Scott. Apryl Shackelford, a middle school teacher from Duval County, wasn’t pleased when she learned from a reporter she was featured in video urging Scott’s re-election. “I don’t think it’s appropriate for me to be in any political ad, Democrat or Republican” as a statewide teacher of the year finalist, she said. “It’s inappropriate for me to speak for 8,000 teachers” in Duval County. “I can’t say what party they should choose.”

http://tbo.com/news/politics/teacher-of-the-year-interviews-turn-up-in-scott-ad-20130710/

Florida Teacher of the Year to be announced

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/ap/ap/education/florida-teacher-of-the-year-to-be-announced/nYmgq/

 

Fate of Collier teacher raises in the hands of the school board (Jonathan Tuttle quoted)
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2013/jul/10/fate-of-collier-teacher-raises-in-the-hands-of/

 

New laws take hold on Florida schools (United Teachers of Monroe mentioned)

http://www.keysnet.com/2013/07/10/487896/new-laws-take-hold-on-florida.html

 

Broward school system gets a failing grade (BTU mentioned)
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/letters/fl-online-letter3-20130711,0,7029712.story

 

Dual-enrollment costs go to districts

http://www.pnj.com/article/20130711/EDUCATION/307110012/Dual-enrollment-costs-go-to-school-districts

 

Dismal future for Hispanic students

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/07/10/3494790/daniel-shoer-dismal-future-for.html

 

Make big money building charter schools

http://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2013/07/make-big-money-building-charter-schools.html

http://dianeravitch.net/2013/07/11/how-charter-entrepreneurs-make-millions-with-taxpayer-dollars/

 

Cash in on the education market now!

http://dianeravitch.net/2013/07/10/cash-in-on-the-education-market-now/

http://dianeravitch.net/2013/07/10/sorry-you-missed-todays-symposium-about-cashing-in-on-the-charter-sector/

 

Scott signs law to allow out-of-state companies to run virtual Florida schools

http://www.wmnf.org/news_stories/gov-rick-scott-signs-law-to-allow-out-of-state-companies-to-run-virtual-florida-schools

 

More states concerned about cost of next generation test

http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2013/07/10/more-states-concerned-about-cost-of-next-generation-test/

 

Broward College's newest campus is all online

http://touch.sun-sentinel.com/#section/1099/article/p2p-76626658/

 

Senate student loan interest rate bill fails on procedural vote

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/07/10/senate-student-loan-interest-rate-bill-fails-on-procedural-vote/

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/11/us/politics/democratic-rifts-stymie-senate-bill-on-student-loan-rates.html

 

Miami-Dade should take steps to thwart absentee-ballot fraudsters, advisory group says

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/07/10/3494208/miami-dade-should-take-steps-to.html

 

Sequester hits National Guard employees

http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20130710/NEWS/307109972/1040?Title=Sequester-hits-local-National-Guard-employees

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/careers/fl-workforce-agency-cuts-20130711,0,432459.story

 

Educating Florida about healthcare reform starts with conversation

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/07/10/3494352/educating-florida-about-healthcare.html

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20130710/ARTICLE/130719961/2416/NEWS?Title=Senate-president-sees-Medicaid-opportunity

 

Brandes will seek greater personal privacy protections in 2014

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/brandes-will-seek-expanded-privacy-protection-in-2014/2130814

 

Republicans in House resist overhaul for immigration

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/11/us/politics/gop-in-house-resists-overhaul-for-immigration.html

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