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House Education Committee meeting

The House Education Committee also met this week to discuss the framework of the committee. Chaired by Rep. Jennifer Sullivan, this committee now lacks some of our champions for public education.

For the first meeting of the House Education Committee, all three subcommittees met together for a very brief overview of the division of the policy areas in the Department of Education. Sullivan asked the committee to consider three very important questions when constituents and lobbyists come calling. The questions are important for us, as activists, to consider as well.

  1. What is the problem to solve or behavior to change?
  2. Who is responsible for solving the problem?
  3. Is this an issue that is confined to one school, a few schools or a few school districts?

Finally, she suggested that not every problem requires legislation, and legislation can cause unintended consequences.

FEA’s statement on the Attack on Workers’ Rights, SB 1746

Today, the Florida Senate Rules Committee passed SB 1746, an anti-worker bill sponsored by Senator Blaise Ingoglia (R-11) that would place additional mandates on any person seeking to join their…

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Education Leaders Push To “Save Sociology” in Universities Amid State Board of Education’s College Removal

Education leaders are calling on the Florida Board of Governors (BOG) to “Save Sociology” and reconsider an amendment that would remove Principles of Sociology as a general education core course…

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Halfway Through the School Year, Teacher and Staff Vacancies Remain Too High

New teacher vacancy numbers show that halfway through the school year there are still 4096 advertised instructional vacancies in Florida schools and 3457 support staff vacancies, for a total of…

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FEA leadership: We stand united for our students

Let us say first, we are honored to lead this organization and to have you as a member.

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Help for kids who are hurting

Through Steve’s Club, Cori Lake Walls wants to ensure no grieving student goes unnoticed or unheard

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$1,200 worth of turkeys and a lot of love

Lakisha Ayers-White and her student volunteers provide supplies for Thanksgiving dinners with all the trimmings to dozens of union families

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