Today's news -- August 15, 2017

 

 

State: Districts must review eligibility for “Best and Brightest” bonuses

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/08/state-each-school-district-must-review-teachers-eligibility-for-best-brightest-bonuses.html

 

Trump's education ideas are polarizing

http://news.wfsu.org/post/surprise-trumps-education-ideas-are-polarizing

 

Poll: Support for charters drops markedly over past year

http://www.gainesville.com/news/20170815/poll-support-for-charters-drops-markedly-over-past-year

 

Charter advocates play the race card

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/599176b8e4b063e2ae05812b

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/08/14/alan-singer-charter-advocates-play-the-race-card/

 

Manatee district, teachers union identify what they want to negotiate (Pat Barber and Bruce Proud quoted)
http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/education/article167199082.html

 

Lake School Board protests funding inequities between counties

http://www.dailycommercial.com/news/20170814/lake-school-board-protests-funding-inequities-between-counties

 

Senator or lobbyist? Texts show “overlap” between Montford's conflicting jobs

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/08/14/senator-or-lobbyist-texts-show-overlap-between-montfords-conflicting-jobs-113929

 

Wanted in Arizona: Teachers. No experience, very little education required

https://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/a-certifiable-strategy/Content?oid=11061813

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/08/14/arizona-welcome-unqualified-teachers/

 

Florida universities hire faculty in push for smaller classes, more prestige

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/college/florida-universities-are-hiring-hundreds-of-new-faculty-in-push-for/2333695?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Lack of broadband hurts higher ed in rural areas

http://www.gainesville.com/news/20170814/lack-of-broadband-hurts-higher-ed-in-rural-areas

 

Murders surge in Florida in decade after “stand your ground” law

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-homicides-standyourground-idUSKCN1AU1QL

 

Florida tourism keeps growing thanks to U.S. visitors

http://www.tbo.com/news/florida/florida-tourism-keeps-growing-thanks-to-american-visitors-ap_floridadd9b8300b23a49fea66ddb068db9b28e

 

Pre-election day turnout approaches 9 percent in HD 44 special primary

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/242975-pre-election-day-turnout-approaches-9-percent-hd-44-special-primary

http://orlando-rising.com/money-flows-in-special-election-to-replace-eric-eisnaugle/

 

Mulling Senate bid, Scott wants voters to limit tax increases

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/08/14/mulling-senate-bid-gov-scott-wants-voters-to-limit-tax-increases-113930

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article167179347.html

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/governor-house-speaker-propose-making-harder-increase-taxes/6JiKdqs8mve6WaILVhrcCJ/?ecmp=newspaper_email&

 

Report: Gerrymandering gave Republicans advantage in elections

https://thinkprogress.org/gop-gerrymandering-e2f0312dd211/

 

Trump campaign emails show repeated efforts to set up Russia meetings

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-campaign-emails-show-aides-repeated-efforts-to-set-up-russia-meetings/2017/08/14/54d08da6-7dc2-11e7-83c7-5bd5460f0d7e_story.html?utm_term=.cca314e55c2c

 

Emails make it harder for Trump to deny Russia meddled in the election

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/08/15/trump-is-now-out-of-excuses-for-denying-russia-meddled-in-the-election/?utm_term=.68dd295a5a15

 

Medicaid emerges stronger after failed healthcare repeal

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2017/0814/Medicaid-emerges-stronger-after-failed-healthcare-repeal

 

Consumers will have less help, fewer days to enroll in Obamacare

http://wlrn.org/post/consumers-will-have-less-help-fewer-days-enroll-obamacare

 

Within seven years, refugees are self-sufficient and contributing to the U.S.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/08/15/within-7-years-refugees-are-self-sufficient-and-contributing-to-the-u-s-on-average/?utm_term=.dfff92e62e55

 

Following “fire and fury,” Trump looks to ease tensions in Asia

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/us/politics/trump-north-korea-china-trade.html?emc=edit_th_20170815&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

North Korean ruler stands down on threat to Guam

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-fg-guam-north-korea-20170814-story.html

 

Administration demands details on all visitors to anti-Trump website

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/14/donald-trump-inauguration-protest-website-search-warrant-dreamhost?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=239498&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/346544-dreamhost-claims-doj-requesting-info-on-visitors-to-anti-trump-website

 

New outcry as Trump rebukes Charlottesville racists two days later

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/us/politics/trump-charlottesville-protest.html?emc=edit_th_20170815&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/14/trump-plays-both-sides-with-charlottesville-response-241633

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/racism-is-evil-trump-says-condemning-white-supremacists-and-hate-groups/2017/08/14/0af638a0-810c-11e7-902a-2a9f2d808496_story.html?utm_term=.d7e8020b7c7d

 

Trump’s response to Charlottesville should surprise no one

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-response-to-charlottesville-should-surprise-no-one/2017/08/14/f5cd59c6-8125-11e7-ab27-1a21a8e006ab_story.html?utm_term=.b8a5a8e7c5cd

 

FBI and DHS warned of growing threat from white supremacists months ago

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/08/14/fbi-and-dhs-warned-of-growing-threat-from-white-supremacists-months-ago/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/us/charlottesville-nazi-kkk-attacks.html?emc=edit_cn_20170815&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump eliminated funding for group countering white radicalization https://thinkprogress.org/before-charlottesville-trump-eliminated-funding-for-group-countering-white-supremacists-2be06e9432ad/

 

Trump missed chance to unite country against racism

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-trump-missed-chance-to-unite-country-against-racism/2333752?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/ruth-it-should-not-be-hard-to-for-trump-to-denounce-white-supremacists/2333732?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2017/08/14/donald-trumps-despicable-words/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.8605c4d9117f

 

Bombing plot in Oklahoma City is thwarted with arrest, FBI says

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/us/oklahoma-van-bomb-domestic-terrorism.html?emc=edit_th_20170815&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/oklahoma-man-charged-in-anti-government-bomb-plot/2017/08/14/97816686-80f9-11e7-ab27-1a21a8e006ab_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.e7dbd404b179

https://thinkprogress.org/days-after-white-house-adviser-dismissed-oklahoma-city-bombing-feds-disrupt-mcveigh-inspired-plot-d61827dd0731/

 

Republicans in six states are trying to protect drivers who hit protesters

https://thinkprogress.org/republican-lawmakers-in-6-states-are-trying-to-protect-drivers-who-hit-protesters-4da6e6ebaa59/

 

Florida ranks among states with highest hate group numbers

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article167229392.html

 

Gainer takes a licking on social media

http://saintpetersblog.com/george-gainer-social-media/

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/florida-state-sen-george-gainer-wont-apologize-for-trying-to-make-it-easier-to-run-over-protesters-9583389

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/taking-names-scott-maxwell/os-gainer-jayer-williamson-protestor-death-scott-maxwell-20170814-story.html

 

Scott offers support for UF ahead of possible white nationalist speech

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/08/14/scott-offers-help-for-uf-if-neo-nazi-comes-to-speak-113936

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/in-gainesville-uf-grapples-with-the-specter-of-its-own-brush-with-white/2333774?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

http://www.newsherald.com/news/20170814/uf-preps-for-white-nationalist-leader

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florida/fl-reg-white-nationalist-university-florida-20170814-story.html

http://www.bradenton.com/news/state/florida/article167182177.html

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/cerabino-the-kkk-palm-beach-taught-let-the-haters-speak/ALx3OZVU75nVFxYoBKWJvJ/?ref=cbTopWidget

 

Stargel opposes racist speaker at UF

http://www.theledger.com/news/20170814/florida-sen-kelli-stargel-opposes-racist-speaker-at-uf

 

 

 

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