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Jan 20, 2018
A message from the 140,000 teacher and education staff professionals of the Florida Education Association.
Download: 5 Ways to Improve Public Education.pdf

Jan 19, 2018
FEA Frontline Report 2018 Legislative Session Week 2 – Day 11 %%detect_both%% January 19, 2018 Shortened week, no shortage of bad ideas “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The legislature took Monday off to honor Dr.
Download: FEA Frontline Report 1.19.18.pdf

Jan 16, 2018
Tallahassee is in for another cold front, and things don't look much better inside the capitol. The first week of session came to a close last week. Watch our first legislative session video to find out more about the legislature's latest attack on unions and public schools.  Click here to watch FEA's first session video of the year.
Sep 19, 2017
Even though many of you are dealing with the aftermath of Irma, we wanted to let you know that because of legal timing deadlines we have filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the 2015 law that ties teacher bonuses to their college entrance exam scores.
Sep 02, 2017
Labor Day: Standing for the fundamental values of freedom and opportunity we hold dear as Americans.
May 10, 2017
Good evening everyone, Attached is the press release that was sent out last night shortly after HB 7069 passed and the veto letter that was delivered to the Governor today. Here is the link for everyone to take action on the veto: http://feaactioncenter.
Download: Ltrtoscott.pdf

Mar 27, 2017
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL ANNUAL CONTRACT TEACHERS Dear Citrus County Annual Contract Teacher, Treating teachers as valuable and respected professionals with job security is in the best interest of our students.
Download: Annual Contract Renewal of Effective Teachers.pdf

Jan 22, 2017
Dear Leaders and Staff, The Florida Supreme Court ruled today that the plaintiffs that challenged the constitutionality of the legislature’s Florida Tax Scholarship (FTS) program do not ‘have standing.’ Four of the Supreme Court’s justices agreed not to hear oral arguments on the lawsuit challenging the program.
Jan 19, 2017

Download: SUPREME COURT DECISION TALKING POINTS.docx

Jan 19, 2017

Download: FEA on Supreme Court decision 1.18.2017.docx

Oct 19, 2016
Your job depends on the outcome of the next few weeks. As you are probably aware of by now, this year’s election is critical for our teachers, our students, and our schools. This November, we have the power to elect officials to the Senate and House of Representatives that will put public education above politics.
Jun 22, 2016
Florida Public Comment Window Open for Every Student Succeeds Act
Apr 27, 2016
School recognition funds should be delivered to school districts on Tuesday. The legislature appropriated  $134.6 million to be distributed to eligible schools. Based on a news report, schools will be getting $97.04 per full-time equivalent student, which represents the prorated amount based on the number of qualified schools.
Download: 2015-16_Final_School_Recognition_Attachment_2.pdf

Apr 22, 2016
After Hillary Clinton's decisive win in the April 19 New York state primary, leaders of the AFT, the New York State United Teachers and the United Federation of Teachers praised Clinton and thanked thousands of members who volunteered and voted in the contest.
Mar 01, 2016
Looks like the Florida Senate is going to be fooled again into passing the Best and Brightest program.
Mar 01, 2016
Keep Senate Bill 524 on your radar The Senate Appropriations Committee held a seven-hour long meeting yesterday in which they discussed two very broad bills related to education. These are commonly referred to as “trains”, or bills with numerous measures relating to one broad topic.
Feb 25, 2016
ALERT: The Senate is hearing the Best and Brightest Bill
Feb 25, 2016
They’re at it again... As you know, last year the Legislature appropriated $44 million for a program called Best and Brightest. Senate Bill 524 by Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) would make Best and Brightest law.
Feb 21, 2016
Your retirement under attack yet again The Florida Retirement System (FRS) was the hot topic this week as it came under attack yet again by House Republican leaders. In what seems to be an ugly tradition, Republicans are continuing to fight to weaken the FRS.
Jan 31, 2016
FEA Frontline Report 2016 Legislative Session – Week 3 January 30, 2016 41 days until it’s over Let’s start off by confirming that nothing weird happened this week -- at least no public weirdness that we heard about. That’s always disappointing since it gives us something that helps inspire our reporting.
Download: FEA Frontline Report 01-30-2016.pdf

Jan 22, 2016
It’s time to kill the Best and Brightest bonus scheme The Senate Education Pre-K-12 Committee held a bizarre meeting on Wednesday.
Jan 20, 2016
It goes without saying, this week has been powerful. FEA’s Enough is Enough! Rally shook the halls of the Capitol and was a tremendous success.
Jan 20, 2016
"Our kids are not learning the way they should be learning," said Rachel Miller, a teacher from Lecanto Middle School in Citrus County. "We need to let these legislators know that our kids are important, and they are what matters, and they are the future.
Download: Victoria Edit.wav

Jan 13, 2016

Aug 05, 2015
Look out for the FEA Advocate! Coming soon to a mailbox near you…
May 10, 2015
Report Card on the 2015 Legislative Session:  INCOMPLETE! Budget points from the legislative program: Place as much of the increase in any education budget in the Base Student Allocation (BSA) to reflect student growth and inflation. Fund educator salary increases to the national average through the BSA or additional general operating dollars.
Apr 14, 2015
Governor Scott Signs Student Assessment Bill The fight does not stop here. This bill is a first step, however the accountability system still needs fixing.
Apr 06, 2015
Fellow members, The bill to watch now is CS/HB 7069, which now contains the language from CS/CS/SB 616. This happened after two hours of debate on the Senate floor last Thursday.
Apr 06, 2015
The Senate talks testing. It was a short but hectic week in Tallahassee! The Senate discussed several bills on Wednesday, including the notorious testing bill CS/CS/SB 616 by Senator John Legg (R-Lutz).
Feb 20, 2015

Download: 2015 Legislature Contact Info.docx

Feb 20, 2015

Download: 2015 Feb Legislative Briefing Ppt Citrus.pptx

Feb 12, 2015

Download: Friday News Roundup.pdf

Feb 09, 2015

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