Tag Archives: Karen McCann

How North Central Florida Teachers Compare in Salary and Education

By on June 7th, 2013 | Last updated: June 7, 2013 at 2:59 pm

WUFT recently analyzed salaries and benefits for teachers in select North Central Florida counties. Florida is $10,000 less than the national average, and the situation is equally grim in Alachua, Marion, Putnam and other counties.

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Local teachers file lawsuit over evaluation legislation

By on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 16, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Janine Plavac and Kim Cook are two of the teachers involved in a lawsuit against both the state and district school boards. The suit has filed in response to legislation that requires teachers to be evaluated from student test scores.

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Florida releases teacher evaluations, Alachua fairs well

By , and on December 7th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm

In a report released Thursday, many teachers were evaluated based on a new value-added score method and reviews by the principals of their school. Many educators are in an uproar about the scores because of inconsistencies between districts and because many teachers have yet to be evaluated.

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Education climate reaches new lows as Scott tours state

By on September 17th, 2012 | Last updated: September 18, 2012 at 9:10 am

One week ago, Gov. Rick Scott embarked on a state-wide “listening tour” to talk with Florida’s teachers, parents and students amid state- and nationwide concern about education sparked by the Chicago teachers’ strike. Alachua County teachers union president Karen McCann [...]

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