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CCEA Hosts Virtual 'Meet the Candidates' Town Hall

INVERNESS, FL - August 3, 2020

In an effort to educate members and friends of public education on the candidate choices in upcoming local elections, Citrus County Education Association is launching a series of town hall webinars. Live streamed on Facebook Live, the town halls will be organized as a series of live interviews with candidates running for School Board, Superintendent of Schools, Supervisor of Elections, County Commission, and Citrus County Sheriff. 

CCEA Kicks Off Online Summer PD Series

PD JUST FOR US!

CCEA is proud to extend an invitation
to our summer PD for personal and
professional enrichment. We believe
that in challenging times, our
professional networks become a vital
resource.
 
This learning series, developed and
presented by your CCEA colleagues
and Association Partners, seeks to
offer meaningful, convenient, and
ongoing learning opportunities
throughout the summer months.

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FEA Responds to Governor's Pay Announcement

FEA: Tell us more about educator pay and education funding
 
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Education Association (FEA) was encouraged to hear Gov. Ron DeSantis make clear that teacher pay matters to his administration on Monday. The governor’s announcement in Clay County was a starting point in addressing the needs of our students.
 

Governor Pitches $47,500 Minimum for Teacher Pay

October 7, 2019 - Governor Desantis Pitches Increase to Teacher Pay -  From a schedule press conference in Jacksonville, the Governor released a plan to raise the minimum teacher salary in the state of Florida to $47,500 – impacting a little more than half of all of teachers in the state. Paired with the introduction of legislation by Sen. Rob Bradley to repeal the flawed Best and Brightest bonus scheme, the governor's announcement could be seen as evidence that the voices of FEA members and public education advocates are actually being heard.

The VAM Scam

September 18, 2019 - FEA's second article in their series exposing how Florida policies are undermining student success focuses on the scam that is VAM. Since its introduction into teacher evaluation processes, educators across the nation have protested the use of this flawed measure to identify ineffective teachers and brand schools as 'failing'.

AFT members dive into candidate endorsement process

As the presidential elections inch closer and the field of candidates gets more and more competitive, AFT members are engaging, parsing campaign platforms, asking questions of the candidates, and voicing their priorities as educators, healthcare practitioners and public employees. Thus far, the AFT has hosted eight AFT Votes town halls in eight different locations across the country, giving members the opportunity to meet candidates in person and hear about their stands on education, working families, healthcare and other top-line issues. Also part of the AFT’s robust endorsement process: surveys, debate parties and lots of information on AFTVotes.org.

Bad Policy and Low Pay...

August 26, 2019

Over the next few months this multi-part series will take a deep dive into the ways that Florida’s education policies have led to a full-scale crisis in the teaching profession.

 

FEA Calls for 'A Decade of Progress'

(August 23, 2019)
FEA calls for $22 billion, multi-year investment in schools
 
TALLAHASSEE — After 20 years of neglect and bad policy, the Florida Education Association (FEA) is
calling for a "Decade of Progress" for Florida’s public schools. This means a multi-year commitment of
$22 billion for our public school students.
 
“We are in an education crisis in this state,” said FEA President Fedrick Ingram. “Our children are