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Joy Resmovits

Big Obstacle To New Common Core Teaching Standards

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- On a sunny summer afternoon, teachers fill a bright red auditorium in the basement of the Soho headquarters of Scholastic Inc., the educat...

Rick Scott's Back-To-School Fail

Posted 08.14.2013 | Miami

The good news: Gov. Rick Scott is offering Florida teachers $250 debit cards to buy school supplies. The bad news: They get the cards over a month ...

Teacher Used In Controversial Rick Scott Ad: 'It's Inappropriate'

The Tampa Tribune | William March | Posted 09.09.2013 | Miami

A least some candidates for Florida Teacher of the Year didn't realize the video interviews they gave during a reception at the governor's mansion wou...

Many Florida Teachers May Soon Get A Bigger Paycheck

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.02.2013 | Miami

The Florida legislature reached a revised budget deal Wednesday that would offer pay hikes for qualifying teachers and school employees as early as Se...

Florida Education Department Retracts Botched Teacher Evaluations

Posted 02.05.2013 | Education

Florida's Department of Education released the first results of a sweeping new teacher evaluation system Wednesday morning that sought to provide more...

Teacher Accused Of Feeding Students Hot Sauce-Soaked Crayons Fired

Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

The Osceola County School Board decided this week to toss out a judge's order, banning former special needs teacher Lillian Gomez from the district's ...

Florida Teacher Accused Of Turning Teen Student Gay

Posted 01.13.2013 | Education

Florida teacher Juliet Hibbs is fighting the Broward school district over its handling of an accusation against her that she contributed to girl's hom...

Math Teacher's Hugely Popular YouTube Videos Won Him Students In Over 100 Countries

Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

Teacher Rob Tarrou is helping students around the world with math, without leaving St. Petersburg, Fla. Tarrou has been teaching at St. Petersburg...

How Strong Are U.S. Teachers Unions? A State-By-State Comparison

Posted 10.29.2012 | Education

A study out of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and Education Reform Now, a conservative education think thank, examined the strength of teachers union...

Teacher Who Allegedly 'Slapped, Squeezed Faces' Of Students Still On The Job

Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

Jaclyn Ockerman, a special needs teacher for Florida's Lake County Schools, is still in the system, and will stay for at least another month, the Dail...

Embattled Florida Education Commissioner Resigns After Short Stint

Posted 08.02.2012 | Education

Citing family reasons, Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson is resigning from the position he has held for one year, the Miami Herald report...

Florida Educators Concerned Higher Testing Standards For Teachers Could Lead To Shortage

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

Tables have turned for some Florida educators after the state Department of Education announced they want teachers to earn higher grades on their cert...

Fight Ensues Over Florida Exams Failed By Most, Teacher Included

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

In Florida, controversy continues over whether state Board of Education acted appropriately by lowering the requirements for a passing score on the Fl...

Teacher Under Fire For Using Dog Collar To Punish Students

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.10.2012 | Education

Laurie Bailey-Cutkomp, a 47-year-old Zephyrhills High School science teacher in Zephyrhills, Fla., is under fire after photos of her students wearing ...

Struggle Over How To Evaluate Special Ed Teachers

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- Since the first day of class this school year, Bev Campbell has been teaching her students how to say their names. Some of the children in h...

Joy Resmovits

About Face: Are GOP Govs Increasing Ed Spending To Save Political Skin?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Call it budgetary whiplash. Last November, a wave of Tea Party minimalism and budget-cutting fervor swept the country, ushering governors like Rick...

Complex New Florida Teacher Evaluations Tied To Student Test Scores

| Laura Isensee and Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 01.07.2012 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. At Coral Reef Senior High, calculus teacher Orlando Sarduy understands complicated formu...

Joy Resmovits

Legal Action Over Florida's Education Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2011 | Education

Florida's largest teachers union filed suit on Monday to stop the enactment of new pension reform laws, the first lawsuit of potentially many that see...