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Florida teachers in Sarasota, DeSoto, Hardee, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties will get Hurricane Ian disaster relief

Teachers in six counties hit hard by Hurricane Ian are slated to receive $2 million from the Florida Disaster Fund.

Bertha Vazquez, ScienceSaves education director, discusses why science literacy is vital to sustainability

Bertha Vazquez, ScieneSaves education director, discusses why science literacy is vital to sustainability

Florida’s largest teachers union throws their support behind Charlie Crist for Governor

Florida’s largest teachers union, the Florida Education Association, has thrown their support behind U.S. House Representative Charlie Crist, who’s running to become the Democratic nominee for Florida Governor. With several endorsements from labor already under...

MidPoint: Florida Legislature and the War on Teachers

The Florida Constitution provides that all children are guaranteed a quality public education, but the Florida legislature is undermining that guarantee with education policies that drive more children to private and charter schools for profit...
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Florida Education Association warns that state has nearly 5,000 teaching vacancies

The Florida Education Association teachers' union is warning that there are nearly 5,000 teaching vacancies in the state.
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Why a Pinellas science teacher took a leave of absence rather than teach in person during the pandemic

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Many Florida students, teachers and school staff are attending in-person classes during a deadly pandemic. Some students went back to in-person classes Monday morning in Pinellas and...
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Teacher uses St. Pete school’s 3D printer to make coronavirus masks

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Because of the coronavirus pandemic, many hospitals and communities are experiencing a shortage of personal protective equipment; so people are stepping up to help. A teacher at...
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Thousands of Florida teachers rally in the state Capitol

The Florida Legislative session begins Tuesday. Teachers and their allies held a massive demonstration on Monday in Tallahassee. On MidPoint, we spoke with the president of the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association, Rob Kriete, about education...

Teachers’ union opposes Florida Legislature’s school safety & guns bill

The Florida Legislature’s is voting this week on what’s being described as a school safety bill. There’s a lot of gun legislation in there as well. The Florida Senate discussed the school safety legislation Monday...
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Florida teachers union opposes education bill; decertification is back in bill

A massive education bill is moving through the Florida Legislature and the Senate has added back in a provision that would decertify teachers unions if the number of dues-paying members falls below fifty percent. That’s...
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Pasco teachers rally to protest Florida education bill

A major education bill unanimously passed the Florida Senate Education Committee Tuesday, after a few changes from the version that passed the state House; about  125 teachers and their supporters from Pasco, Hernando Pinellas and...
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Hillsborough teachers & supporters rally outside school board meeting

Teachers and their supporters rallied at Tuesday afternoon’s meeting of the Hillsborough County School Board. They’ve demonstrated outside the last several meetings. The executive director of HCTA — the Hillsborough teachers’ union — Stephanie Baxter-Jenkins,...

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