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Report: Florida one of the worst states for teachers

A teacher’s life and career can be affected by a great many things. This includes the legal issues that come up for them over the course of their career. There are a variety of things that could lead to a teacher facing impactful legal matters. This includes being accused of misconduct by a student, parent or the school they are with. Standing up for one’s rights in the face of such allegations can have many complex aspects. Skilled attorneys can guide teachers through this complicated, impactful and sometimes confusing process.

Report points to racial disparity in out-of-school suspensions

The disciplinary measures schools take can have major impacts on students. So, one would hope all schools would act fairly in their disciplinary decisions. One would certainly hope schools would take great care to not let discrimination, such as racial discrimination, seep into such decisions.

Teacher pay in the U.S.

How does the U.S. compare to other countries when it comes to teacher pay? A recent Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report suggests it’s something of a mixed bag. The report was on education issues and looked at OECD members (the U.S is a member) and certain partner countries.

Social media at school

Social media plays a big role in the social lives of students these days. It could also have the potential to play a role in their education. There are various applications social media could have in classroom lessons. Recent research suggests that incorporating social media into such lessons could potentially help students with learning.

The shifting of what teaching involves in Florida

What being a teacher here in Florida involves has changed over time. Changes to what teaching involves can come from many things. This includes shifts in education policy at the state level, the rules and requirements at schools, education technology and education and societal trends.

The challenges of transitioning to middle school for special needs students

There are many transitions a child experiences during the course of their education. One of the bigger ones is the move from elementary school to middle school. For any student, this transition can have its difficulties. As a recent article notes, for students with special needs, such as students with ADHD or autism, there can be some particularly significant challenges related to making this transition.

Lawsuits among the options for responding to bullying

It's that time of year again, school is starting up. With the start of a new school year, parents may have many hopes for how the year will go for their child. They may also have some fears. One thing they might be afraid of is that their kid will be subjected to bullying at school.

Changes made in HB 7609 will be taking effect sooner than you think

Heading into the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the last thing on the minds of most children is school. Indeed, barbeques, parades and fireworks will always be infinitely more interesting to kids than thoughts about classes and homework.

Governor Scott signs HB 7069, the massive and controversial education bill

As we reported last month, the final day of the Florida Legislature's most recent session was anything but uneventful. For proof of this fact, one needn't look any further than the massive 274-page education package -- House Bill 7069.