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Florida Legislature to focus on teacher raises, health

Florida Legislature to focus on teacher raises, health

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature began its 2020 session Tuesday, as it prepared to consider hundreds of bills, including teachers pay raises, climate... Read full article: Florida Legislature to focus on teacher ...→

Florida Legislature to focus on teacher raises, health

Florida Legislature to focus on teacher raises, health

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature began its 2020 session Tuesday, as it prepared to consider hundreds of bills, including teachers pay raises, climate... Read full article: Florida Legislature to focus on teacher ...→

US stocks flat as health authorities focus on China virus

Technology companies led stocks to a flat close on Wall Street Wednesday, erasing the market's early gains. The topsy-turvy day comes as health authorities around the world take steps to monitor and contain a deadly virus outbreak in China Read full article: US stocks flat as health authorities foc...→

ICYMI: DeSantis Calls For Teacher Raises, Santa’s Enchanted May Leave Tropical Park

ICYMI: DeSantis Calls For Teacher Raises, Santa’s Enchanted May Leave Tropical Park

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called for teacher raises, the eradication of Burmese pythons in the Everglades and a new law to force girls to get their parents' permission before getting an abortion during his State of the State address on Tues Read full article: ICYMI: DeSantis Calls For Teacher Raises...→

Florida Governor Calls for Teacher Raises, New Abortion Law

Florida Governor Calls for Teacher Raises, New Abortion Law

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called for teacher raises, the eradication of Burmese pythons in the Everglades and a new law to force girls to get their parents’ permission before getting an abortion during his State of the State address on Tuesday. DeSantis said keeping taxes low, improving education and protecting the environment will help Florida continue to grow. He said… Read full article: Florida Governor Calls for Teacher Raise...→

Legislature Begins 2020 Session With Focus on Teacher Raises, Health Care

Legislature Begins 2020 Session With Focus on Teacher Raises, Health Care

The Florida Legislature began its 2020 session Tuesday, as it prepared to consider hundreds of bills, including teachers pay raises, climate change and immigration — as well as approving the billions of dollars required to keep the country’s third-most populous state operating. The Senate banged into session first, opening its session by commemorating the Dec. 6 shooting at the Pensacola… Read full article: Legislature Begins 2020 Session With Foc...→

South Florida teachers arrive in Tallahassee ahead of rally for education funding

South Florida teachers arrive in Tallahassee ahead of rally for education funding

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WSVN) - Teachers from across South Florida are arriving in Tallahassee before they join together in a march to push state lawmakers to... Read full article: South Florida teachers arrive in Tallaha...→

South Florida teachers hold rally at Tropical Park ahead of Tallahassee march

South Florida teachers hold rally at Tropical Park ahead of Tallahassee march

Hundreds of South Florida schoolteachers are coming together in Southwest Miami-Dade as they prepare to join thousands of colleagues from across the state at a... Read full article: South Florida teachers hold rally at Tro...→

Video appears to show Florida teacher forcibly throw student out of class

Video appears to show Florida teacher forcibly throw student out of class

The teacher was arrested and school officials say the investigation "will encompass the incident in totality and not just what was captured on a camera.” Read full article: Video appears to show Florida teacher fo...→

Veteran teacher in Damascus, Md. raises awareness about live kidney donations | WTOP

He doesn’t need a kidney donation just yet, but a Damascus High School teacher who might need one soon is trying to raise awareness about the Share Your Spare campaign. Read full article: Veteran teacher in Damascus, Md. raises ...→

Gov. Northam’s budget request includes $1.2B for at-risk Va. schools, teacher raises | WTOP

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam proposes an additional $1.2 billion in funding toward K-12 education with a focus on at-risk students and teacher salaries. Read full article: Gov. Northam’s budget request includes $...→

As police focus on crisis calls, officers in St. Paul are told to not forget their own mental health

As police focus on crisis calls, officers in St. Paul are told to not forget their own mental health

As Hector Matascastillo trains law enforcement officers in how to handle calls of people in crisis, he tells his own story of being a combat veteran who had a breakdown before he was diagnosed with… Read full article: As police focus on crisis calls, officer...→

Florida Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Son's Teen Friend

Florida Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Son's Teen Friend

A special education teacher in Florida's Panhandle is accused of having a sexual relationship with her son's teenage friend. Read full article: Florida Teacher Accused of Having Sex Wi...→

Rick Hoyt Taking Time Off From Racing To Focus On Health

Rick Hoyt Taking Time Off From Racing To Focus On Health

Rick Hoyt, an inspirational figure annually at the Boston Marathon, will be taking time off from racing to focus on his health. Read full article: Rick Hoyt Taking Time Off From Racing To...→

Smart Ride’s annual bike ride benefit raises over $1M for South Florida HIV/AIDS organizations

Smart Ride’s annual bike ride benefit raises over $1M for South Florida HIV/AIDS organizations

CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) - Some South Florida cyclists took a ride to remember for a great cause. More than 400 cyclists started their 100-mile... Read full article: Smart Ride’s annual bike ride benefit ra...→

Google reportedly mining personal health data raises

Google reportedly mining personal health data raises "significant" privacy concerns

Tech behemoth is reportedly sharing information with Ascension, a health system that includes over 2,600 hospitals and health care centers Read full article: Google reportedly mining personal health...→

Florida Boy Gives Birthday Money to Teacher, Citing Low Pay

Florida Boy Gives Birthday Money to Teacher, Citing Low Pay

A Florida third-grader gave his teacher a surprise: $15 and a note saying he didn't think teachers are paid enough. Shortly before Halloween, Mary Hall Chambers opened a folder in her classroom at Gorrie... Read full article: Florida Boy Gives Birthday Money to Teac...→

Former VA therapist raises concerns that productivity goals harm mental health care for veterans

Former VA therapist raises concerns that productivity goals harm mental health care for veterans

Former Lt. Col. Ted Blickwedel was a counselor and therapist at a VA “Vet Center” that provides mental health care to combat veterans. He talks to NBC’s Courtney Kube, and says management upped counselors' workloads which diminished the quality of care they could provide. Read full article: Former VA therapist raises concerns that...→

U.S. stocks flat as health authorities focus on China virus

U.S. stocks flat as health authorities focus on China virus

Technology companies led stocks to a flat close on Wall Street Wednesday, erasing the market’s early gains. The topsy-turvy day comes as health authorities around the world take steps to monitor and contain a deadly virus outbreak in China to keep it from spreading globally. The international measures have helped reassure Wall Street following Tuesday’s decline. The S&P 500 index gained 1 point or less than 0.1% to 3,321. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 9 points, or less than 0.1%, to 29,186. The Nasdaq rose 0.1%. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks lost 0.1%. European markets were mostly lower and Asian markets climbed. Read full article: U.S. stocks flat as health authorities f...→

Florida governor calls for teacher raises, new abortion law

Florida governor calls for teacher raises, new abortion law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called for teacher raises, the eradication of Burmese pythons in the Everglades and a new law to... Read full article: Florida governor calls for teacher raise...→

Florida Capitol braces for rally, debate over teacher raises

Florida Capitol braces for rally, debate over teacher raises

Florida's capital city is preparing for one of its largest demonstrations in recent years, as thousands of school workers from across the state arrive Monday to rally for more education spending. Read full article: Florida Capitol braces for rally, debate...→

South Florida teachers begin to arrive in Tallahassee ahead of rally for education funding

South Florida teachers begin to arrive in Tallahassee ahead of rally for education funding

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WSVN) - Teachers across South Florida are arriving in Tallahassee before they join together in a march to push state lawmakers to increase... Read full article: South Florida teachers begin to arrive i...→

Richard Gere talks new movie's focus on mental health: 'How can you create community?'

Richard Gere talks new movie's focus on mental health: 'How can you create community?'

Richard Gere felt comfortable stepping into the shoes of a psychiatrist for his latest role in the film "Three Christs." Read full article: Richard Gere talks new movie's focus on ...→

Florida teacher arrested after removing student from class

Florida teacher arrested after removing student from class

Authorities say a Florida middle school teacher was arrested after he removed a student from his classroom and pushed him Read full article: Florida teacher arrested after removing ...→

Donna Brazile: Democrats will focus on health care in 2020

Donna Brazile: Democrats will focus on health care in 2020

Former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile previewed what to expect from Democrats in 2020 saying Tuesday that healthcare will be a top priority. Read full article: Donna Brazile: Democrats will focus on h...→

Sanders Uses Historic Yankees Pitcher Deal to Push Teacher Raises

Sanders Uses Historic Yankees Pitcher Deal to Push Teacher Raises

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Saturday attempted to use the record-breaking Yankees contract to push for increased teacher salaries. Read full article: Sanders Uses Historic Yankees Pitcher De...→

Florida teacher faces termination after alleged threats in front of students:

Florida teacher faces termination after alleged threats in front of students: "I'm going to f****** kill someone"

Raymond Berger, a physical education teacher at Eagles Landing Middle School in Boca Raton, Florida, was reported to the School District of Palm Beach County after an incident in April. Read full article: Florida teacher faces termination after ...→

'Kissing disease' cases on the rise in Florida, health officials say

'Kissing disease' cases on the rise in Florida, health officials say

A lot of new parents don't want people kissing their babies. They're not trying to be rude. Instead, they want to protect their kids from getting sick with a very contagious disease. Read full article: 'Kissing disease' cases on the rise in F...→

Despite tax for raises, teacher vacancies creep up

The ambitious plan to turn a barren spot of land on the Miami River into a family-oriented, open-air culinary experience is coming to fruition. Riverside Miami LLC is working hard to transform land at 431-451 S Read full article: Despite tax for raises, teacher vacancie...→

Florida Governor Proposes Changes to Teacher Bonus Program

Florida Governor Proposes Changes to Teacher Bonus Program

The three-tier system would provide the largest bonuses for the state's best performing schools and lower bonuses for schools that improve their performances based on the state's A through F grading system. Read full article: Florida Governor Proposes Changes to Tea...→

Public Health is Task Force Focus in Wake of Jerome Avenue Rezoning

Public Health is Task Force Focus in Wake of Jerome Avenue Rezoning

The Jerome Avenue rezoning deal included the formation of a task force on local health issues. The public has been identifying its top concerns, some of which relate to the very development the rezoning is bringing. Read full article: Public Health is Task Force Focus in Wak...→

Florida teen arrested for threatening teacher with gun says he was singing rap song:

Florida teen arrested for threatening teacher with gun says he was singing rap song: "This is not over, I got my Glock 9"

The 13-year-old Dade City student, who is not being named, was charged with false report of using a firearm in a violent manner, a Pasco Sheriff's Office arrest report says. Read full article: Florida teen arrested for threatening te...→

US stocks rise as health authorities focus on China virus

U.S. stocks rose in early trading Wednesday as health authorities around the world take steps to monitor and contain a deadly virus that could spread globally. Read full article: US stocks rise as health authorities foc...→

Police: Florida day care teacher broke child's leg

Police: Florida day care teacher broke child's leg

A Florida day care teacher is facing charges after police say she recently broke a 3-year-old child's leg because he was misbehaving in class. Read full article: Police: Florida day care teacher broke c...→

Florida governor calls for teacher raises, new abortion law during State of the State address

Florida governor calls for teacher raises, new abortion law during State of the State address

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called for teacher raises, the eradication of Burmese pythons in the Everglades and a new law to force girls to get their parents' permission before getting an abortion during his State of the State address Tuesday. Read full article: Florida governor calls for teacher raise...→

Transgender employees sue Florida over state’s trans health care ban

Transgender employees sue Florida over state’s trans health care ban

State employees are unable to access gender-affirming health care due to a ban on those services in their health insurance plan. Read full article: Transgender employees sue Florida over s...→

Abortion, gun control, teacher pay: What Florida lawmakers could change in 2020

Abortion, gun control, teacher pay: What Florida lawmakers could change in 2020

Abortion rights, gun reform, teacher pay— just some of the things Florida lawmakers may tackle in the upcoming legislative session, set to start Tuesday. Read full article: Abortion, gun control, teacher pay: What...→

Florida teacher facing charges, placed on leave after manhandling student who called him 'cracka': reports

Florida teacher facing charges, placed on leave after manhandling student who called him 'cracka': reports

A Florida teacher made his first appearance in court Thursday, a day after he was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery when the parents of a 14-year-old student complained the teacher physically removed their son from the classroom. Read full article: Florida teacher facing charges, placed o...→

Florida teacher busted after Geek Squad finds child porn on laptop

Florida teacher busted after Geek Squad finds child porn on laptop

A 69-year-old Florida middle school teacher was reportedly arrested after Best Buy workers found child pornography on his laptop while repairing the device. William Crawford, who taught for 10 year… Read full article: Florida teacher busted after Geek Squad ...→

Florida Department of Health

Beach-goers are being warned not to swim at Deerfield Beach Pier after unhealthy conditions were detected by authorities. The Florida Department of Health in Broward County notified in a press release that samples of beach water collected i Read full article: Florida Department of Health...→

Florida teacher arrested after student records their sex romp on phone

Florida teacher arrested after student records their sex romp on phone

A Florida English teacher had little choice but to admit she’d been having sex with a 15-year-old student after he showed cops cellphone video of one of the encounters, police told a local TV… Read full article: Florida teacher arrested after student r...→

Florida Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Son’s Teen Friend

Florida Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Son’s Teen Friend

A special education teacher in Florida’s Panhandle is accused of having a sexual relationship with her son’s teenage friend. Susan Weddle, 40, was arrested Monday and faces multiple charges, including lewd and lascivious behavior and sexual assault, according to Escambia County court records. Weddle resigned Monday from her job as a learning resource specialist, according to Escambia County School District… Read full article: Florida Teacher Accused of Having Sex Wi...→

Florida teacher accused of having sex with teen ‘several hundred times’

Florida teacher accused of having sex with teen ‘several hundred times’

A Florida special education teacher was arrested Monday after allegedly having sex with her son’s 15-year-old friend “several hundred times” beginning last year, a report said. Susan Weddle, 40, an… Read full article: Florida teacher accused of having sex wi...→

Florida Teacher Arrested After Claims of Touching Students

Florida Teacher Arrested After Claims of Touching Students

A spokeswoman for the Sarasota Police Department said the arrest concludes a two-month investigation after the students from Brookside Middle School claimed that Maxwell Guss acted inappropriately Read full article: Florida Teacher Arrested After Claims of...→

Health care software firm raises $22 million

Investors in the funding round for Apervita include Optum Ventures and Chicago-based funds Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Baird Capital and Math Venture Partners.  Read full article: Health care software firm raises $22 mil...→

Florida Boy Gives Birthday Money to Teacher, Citing Low Pay

Florida Boy Gives Birthday Money to Teacher, Citing Low Pay

A Florida third-grader gave his teacher a surprise: $15 and a note saying he didn't think teachers are paid enough. Shortly before Halloween, Mary Hall Chambers opened a folder in her classroom at Gorrie... Read full article: Florida Boy Gives Birthday Money to Teac...→

Florida Teacher Accused of Being Drunk at School

Florida Teacher Accused of Being Drunk at School

NBC affiliate WFLA-TV reports Lisa Edelstein was booked on a charges of disorderly conduct. Edelstein is a teacher at Skyview Elementary. Read full article: Florida Teacher Accused of Being Drunk a...→

US stocks flat as health authorities focus on China virus

Technology companies led stocks to a flat close on Wall Street Wednesday, erasing the market's early gains. The topsy-turvy day comes as health authorities around the world take steps to monitor and contain a deadly virus outbreak in China Read full article: US stocks flat as health authorities foc...→

US stocks rise as health authorities focus on China virus

U.S. stocks rose in early trading Wednesday as health authorities around the world take steps to monitor and contain a deadly virus that could spread globally. Read full article: US stocks rise as health authorities foc...→

Florida Governor Calls for Teacher Raises, New Abortion Law

Florida Governor Calls for Teacher Raises, New Abortion Law

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called for teacher raises, the eradication of Burmese pythons in the Everglades and a new law to force girls to get their parents’ permission before getting an abortion during his State of the State address on Tuesday. DeSantis said keeping taxes low, improving education and protecting the environment will help Florida continue to grow. He said… Read full article: Florida Governor Calls for Teacher Raise...→

Florida governor calls for teacher raises, new abortion law during State of the State address

Florida governor calls for teacher raises, new abortion law during State of the State address

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called for teacher raises, the eradication of Burmese pythons in the Everglades and a new law to force girls to get their parents' permission before getting an abortion during his State of the State address Tuesday. Read full article: Florida governor calls for teacher raise...→

Florida Capitol braces for rally, debate over teacher raises

Florida Capitol braces for rally, debate over teacher raises

Florida's capital city is preparing for one of its largest demonstrations in recent years, as thousands of school workers from across the state arrive Monday to rally for more education spending. Read full article: Florida Capitol braces for rally, debate...→

South Florida teachers arrive in Tallahassee ahead of rally for education funding

South Florida teachers arrive in Tallahassee ahead of rally for education funding

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WSVN) - Teachers from across South Florida are arriving in Tallahassee before they join together in a march to push state lawmakers to... Read full article: South Florida teachers arrive in Tallaha...→

Abortion, gun control, teacher pay: What Florida lawmakers could change in 2020

Abortion, gun control, teacher pay: What Florida lawmakers could change in 2020

Abortion rights, gun reform, teacher pay— just some of the things Florida lawmakers may tackle in the upcoming legislative session, set to start Tuesday. Read full article: Abortion, gun control, teacher pay: What...→

Richard Gere talks new movie's focus on mental health: 'How can you create community?'

Richard Gere talks new movie's focus on mental health: 'How can you create community?'

Richard Gere felt comfortable stepping into the shoes of a psychiatrist for his latest role in the film "Three Christs." Read full article: Richard Gere talks new movie's focus on ...→

Video appears to show Florida teacher forcibly throw student out of class

Video appears to show Florida teacher forcibly throw student out of class

The teacher was arrested and school officials say the investigation "will encompass the incident in totality and not just what was captured on a camera.” Read full article: Video appears to show Florida teacher fo...→

Florida teacher busted after Geek Squad finds child porn on laptop

Florida teacher busted after Geek Squad finds child porn on laptop

A 69-year-old Florida middle school teacher was reportedly arrested after Best Buy workers found child pornography on his laptop while repairing the device. William Crawford, who taught for 10 year… Read full article: Florida teacher busted after Geek Squad ...→

Donna Brazile: Democrats will focus on health care in 2020

Donna Brazile: Democrats will focus on health care in 2020

Former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile previewed what to expect from Democrats in 2020 saying Tuesday that healthcare will be a top priority. Read full article: Donna Brazile: Democrats will focus on h...→

Veteran teacher in Damascus, Md. raises awareness about live kidney donations | WTOP

He doesn’t need a kidney donation just yet, but a Damascus High School teacher who might need one soon is trying to raise awareness about the Share Your Spare campaign. Read full article: Veteran teacher in Damascus, Md. raises ...→

Florida teacher arrested after student records their sex romp on phone

Florida teacher arrested after student records their sex romp on phone

A Florida English teacher had little choice but to admit she’d been having sex with a 15-year-old student after he showed cops cellphone video of one of the encounters, police told a local TV… Read full article: Florida teacher arrested after student r...→

Sanders Uses Historic Yankees Pitcher Deal to Push Teacher Raises

Sanders Uses Historic Yankees Pitcher Deal to Push Teacher Raises

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Saturday attempted to use the record-breaking Yankees contract to push for increased teacher salaries. Read full article: Sanders Uses Historic Yankees Pitcher De...→

As police focus on crisis calls, officers in St. Paul are told to not forget their own mental health

As police focus on crisis calls, officers in St. Paul are told to not forget their own mental health

As Hector Matascastillo trains law enforcement officers in how to handle calls of people in crisis, he tells his own story of being a combat veteran who had a breakdown before he was diagnosed with… Read full article: As police focus on crisis calls, officer...→

'Kissing disease' cases on the rise in Florida, health officials say

'Kissing disease' cases on the rise in Florida, health officials say

A lot of new parents don't want people kissing their babies. They're not trying to be rude. Instead, they want to protect their kids from getting sick with a very contagious disease. Read full article: 'Kissing disease' cases on the rise in F...→

Rick Hoyt Taking Time Off From Racing To Focus On Health

Rick Hoyt Taking Time Off From Racing To Focus On Health

Rick Hoyt, an inspirational figure annually at the Boston Marathon, will be taking time off from racing to focus on his health. Read full article: Rick Hoyt Taking Time Off From Racing To...→

Florida Teacher Arrested After Claims of Touching Students

Florida Teacher Arrested After Claims of Touching Students

A spokeswoman for the Sarasota Police Department said the arrest concludes a two-month investigation after the students from Brookside Middle School claimed that Maxwell Guss acted inappropriately Read full article: Florida Teacher Arrested After Claims of...→

Florida Governor Proposes Changes to Teacher Bonus Program

Florida Governor Proposes Changes to Teacher Bonus Program

The three-tier system would provide the largest bonuses for the state's best performing schools and lower bonuses for schools that improve their performances based on the state's A through F grading system. Read full article: Florida Governor Proposes Changes to Tea...→

Google reportedly mining personal health data raises

Google reportedly mining personal health data raises "significant" privacy concerns

Tech behemoth is reportedly sharing information with Ascension, a health system that includes over 2,600 hospitals and health care centers Read full article: Google reportedly mining personal health...→

Florida Boy Gives Birthday Money to Teacher, Citing Low Pay

Florida Boy Gives Birthday Money to Teacher, Citing Low Pay

A Florida third-grader gave his teacher a surprise: $15 and a note saying he didn't think teachers are paid enough. Shortly before Halloween, Mary Hall Chambers opened a folder in her classroom at Gorrie... Read full article: Florida Boy Gives Birthday Money to Teac...→

Florida teen arrested for threatening teacher with gun says he was singing rap song:

Florida teen arrested for threatening teacher with gun says he was singing rap song: "This is not over, I got my Glock 9"

The 13-year-old Dade City student, who is not being named, was charged with false report of using a firearm in a violent manner, a Pasco Sheriff's Office arrest report says. Read full article: Florida teen arrested for threatening te...→

Former VA therapist raises concerns that productivity goals harm mental health care for veterans

Former VA therapist raises concerns that productivity goals harm mental health care for veterans

Former Lt. Col. Ted Blickwedel was a counselor and therapist at a VA “Vet Center” that provides mental health care to combat veterans. He talks to NBC’s Courtney Kube, and says management upped counselors' workloads which diminished the quality of care they could provide. Read full article: Former VA therapist raises concerns that...→

U.S. stocks flat as health authorities focus on China virus

U.S. stocks flat as health authorities focus on China virus

Technology companies led stocks to a flat close on Wall Street Wednesday, erasing the market’s early gains. The topsy-turvy day comes as health authorities around the world take steps to monitor and contain a deadly virus outbreak in China to keep it from spreading globally. The international measures have helped reassure Wall Street following Tuesday’s decline. The S&P 500 index gained 1 point or less than 0.1% to 3,321. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 9 points, or less than 0.1%, to 29,186. The Nasdaq rose 0.1%. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks lost 0.1%. European markets were mostly lower and Asian markets climbed. Read full article: U.S. stocks flat as health authorities f...→

ICYMI: DeSantis Calls For Teacher Raises, Santa’s Enchanted May Leave Tropical Park

ICYMI: DeSantis Calls For Teacher Raises, Santa’s Enchanted May Leave Tropical Park

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called for teacher raises, the eradication of Burmese pythons in the Everglades and a new law to force girls to get their parents' permission before getting an abortion during his State of the State address on Tues Read full article: ICYMI: DeSantis Calls For Teacher Raises...→

Police: Florida day care teacher broke child's leg

Police: Florida day care teacher broke child's leg

A Florida day care teacher is facing charges after police say she recently broke a 3-year-old child's leg because he was misbehaving in class. Read full article: Police: Florida day care teacher broke c...→

Florida governor calls for teacher raises, new abortion law

Florida governor calls for teacher raises, new abortion law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called for teacher raises, the eradication of Burmese pythons in the Everglades and a new law to... Read full article: Florida governor calls for teacher raise...→

Legislature Begins 2020 Session With Focus on Teacher Raises, Health Care

Legislature Begins 2020 Session With Focus on Teacher Raises, Health Care

The Florida Legislature began its 2020 session Tuesday, as it prepared to consider hundreds of bills, including teachers pay raises, climate change and immigration — as well as approving the billions of dollars required to keep the country’s third-most populous state operating. The Senate banged into session first, opening its session by commemorating the Dec. 6 shooting at the Pensacola… Read full article: Legislature Begins 2020 Session With Foc...→

Transgender employees sue Florida over state’s trans health care ban

Transgender employees sue Florida over state’s trans health care ban

State employees are unable to access gender-affirming health care due to a ban on those services in their health insurance plan. Read full article: Transgender employees sue Florida over s...→

South Florida teachers begin to arrive in Tallahassee ahead of rally for education funding

South Florida teachers begin to arrive in Tallahassee ahead of rally for education funding

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WSVN) - Teachers across South Florida are arriving in Tallahassee before they join together in a march to push state lawmakers to increase... Read full article: South Florida teachers begin to arrive i...→

South Florida teachers hold rally at Tropical Park ahead of Tallahassee march

South Florida teachers hold rally at Tropical Park ahead of Tallahassee march

Hundreds of South Florida schoolteachers are coming together in Southwest Miami-Dade as they prepare to join thousands of colleagues from across the state at a... Read full article: South Florida teachers hold rally at Tro...→

Florida teacher facing charges, placed on leave after manhandling student who called him 'cracka': reports

Florida teacher facing charges, placed on leave after manhandling student who called him 'cracka': reports

A Florida teacher made his first appearance in court Thursday, a day after he was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery when the parents of a 14-year-old student complained the teacher physically removed their son from the classroom. Read full article: Florida teacher facing charges, placed o...→

Florida teacher arrested after removing student from class

Florida teacher arrested after removing student from class

Authorities say a Florida middle school teacher was arrested after he removed a student from his classroom and pushed him Read full article: Florida teacher arrested after removing ...→

Florida Department of Health

Beach-goers are being warned not to swim at Deerfield Beach Pier after unhealthy conditions were detected by authorities. The Florida Department of Health in Broward County notified in a press release that samples of beach water collected i Read full article: Florida Department of Health...→

Gov. Northam’s budget request includes $1.2B for at-risk Va. schools, teacher raises | WTOP

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam proposes an additional $1.2 billion in funding toward K-12 education with a focus on at-risk students and teacher salaries. Read full article: Gov. Northam’s budget request includes $...→

Florida Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Son’s Teen Friend

Florida Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Son’s Teen Friend

A special education teacher in Florida’s Panhandle is accused of having a sexual relationship with her son’s teenage friend. Susan Weddle, 40, was arrested Monday and faces multiple charges, including lewd and lascivious behavior and sexual assault, according to Escambia County court records. Weddle resigned Monday from her job as a learning resource specialist, according to Escambia County School District… Read full article: Florida Teacher Accused of Having Sex Wi...→

Florida teacher faces termination after alleged threats in front of students:

Florida teacher faces termination after alleged threats in front of students: "I'm going to f****** kill someone"

Raymond Berger, a physical education teacher at Eagles Landing Middle School in Boca Raton, Florida, was reported to the School District of Palm Beach County after an incident in April. Read full article: Florida teacher faces termination after ...→

Florida Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Son's Teen Friend

Florida Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Son's Teen Friend

A special education teacher in Florida's Panhandle is accused of having a sexual relationship with her son's teenage friend. Read full article: Florida Teacher Accused of Having Sex Wi...→

Florida teacher accused of having sex with teen ‘several hundred times’

Florida teacher accused of having sex with teen ‘several hundred times’

A Florida special education teacher was arrested Monday after allegedly having sex with her son’s 15-year-old friend “several hundred times” beginning last year, a report said. Susan Weddle, 40, an… Read full article: Florida teacher accused of having sex wi...→

Despite tax for raises, teacher vacancies creep up

The ambitious plan to turn a barren spot of land on the Miami River into a family-oriented, open-air culinary experience is coming to fruition. Riverside Miami LLC is working hard to transform land at 431-451 S Read full article: Despite tax for raises, teacher vacancie...→

Smart Ride’s annual bike ride benefit raises over $1M for South Florida HIV/AIDS organizations

Smart Ride’s annual bike ride benefit raises over $1M for South Florida HIV/AIDS organizations

CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) - Some South Florida cyclists took a ride to remember for a great cause. More than 400 cyclists started their 100-mile... Read full article: Smart Ride’s annual bike ride benefit ra...→

Health care software firm raises $22 million

Investors in the funding round for Apervita include Optum Ventures and Chicago-based funds Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Baird Capital and Math Venture Partners.  Read full article: Health care software firm raises $22 mil...→

Public Health is Task Force Focus in Wake of Jerome Avenue Rezoning

Public Health is Task Force Focus in Wake of Jerome Avenue Rezoning

The Jerome Avenue rezoning deal included the formation of a task force on local health issues. The public has been identifying its top concerns, some of which relate to the very development the rezoning is bringing. Read full article: Public Health is Task Force Focus in Wak...→

Florida Boy Gives Birthday Money to Teacher, Citing Low Pay

Florida Boy Gives Birthday Money to Teacher, Citing Low Pay

A Florida third-grader gave his teacher a surprise: $15 and a note saying he didn't think teachers are paid enough. Shortly before Halloween, Mary Hall Chambers opened a folder in her classroom at Gorrie... Read full article: Florida Boy Gives Birthday Money to Teac...→

Florida Teacher Accused of Being Drunk at School

Florida Teacher Accused of Being Drunk at School

NBC affiliate WFLA-TV reports Lisa Edelstein was booked on a charges of disorderly conduct. Edelstein is a teacher at Skyview Elementary. Read full article: Florida Teacher Accused of Being Drunk a...→

US stocks flat as health authorities focus on China virus

Technology companies led stocks to a flat close on Wall Street Wednesday, erasing the market's early gains. The topsy-turvy day comes as health authorities around the world take steps to monitor and contain a deadly virus outbreak in China Read full article: US stocks flat as health authorities foc...→

U.S. stocks flat as health authorities focus on China virus

U.S. stocks flat as health authorities focus on China virus

Technology companies led stocks to a flat close on Wall Street Wednesday, erasing the market’s early gains. The topsy-turvy day comes as health authorities around the world take steps to monitor and contain a deadly virus outbreak in China to keep it from spreading globally. The international measures have helped reassure Wall Street following Tuesday’s decline. The S&P 500 index gained 1 point or less than 0.1% to 3,321. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 9 points, or less than 0.1%, to 29,186. The Nasdaq rose 0.1%. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks lost 0.1%. European markets were mostly lower and Asian markets climbed. Read full article: U.S. stocks flat as health authorities f...→

US stocks rise as health authorities focus on China virus

U.S. stocks rose in early trading Wednesday as health authorities around the world take steps to monitor and contain a deadly virus that could spread globally. Read full article: US stocks rise as health authorities foc...→

ICYMI: DeSantis Calls For Teacher Raises, Santa’s Enchanted May Leave Tropical Park

ICYMI: DeSantis Calls For Teacher Raises, Santa’s Enchanted May Leave Tropical Park

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called for teacher raises, the eradication of Burmese pythons in the Everglades and a new law to force girls to get their parents' permission before getting an abortion during his State of the State address on Tues Read full article: ICYMI: DeSantis Calls For Teacher Raises...→

Police: Florida day care teacher broke child's leg

Police: Florida day care teacher broke child's leg

A Florida day care teacher is facing charges after police say she recently broke a 3-year-old child's leg because he was misbehaving in class. Read full article: Police: Florida day care teacher broke c...→

Florida Governor Calls for Teacher Raises, New Abortion Law

Florida Governor Calls for Teacher Raises, New Abortion Law

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called for teacher raises, the eradication of Burmese pythons in the Everglades and a new law to force girls to get their parents’ permission before getting an abortion during his State of the State address on Tuesday. DeSantis said keeping taxes low, improving education and protecting the environment will help Florida continue to grow. He said… Read full article: Florida Governor Calls for Teacher Raise...→

Florida governor calls for teacher raises, new abortion law

Florida governor calls for teacher raises, new abortion law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called for teacher raises, the eradication of Burmese pythons in the Everglades and a new law to... Read full article: Florida governor calls for teacher raise...→

Florida governor calls for teacher raises, new abortion law during State of the State address

Florida governor calls for teacher raises, new abortion law during State of the State address

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called for teacher raises, the eradication of Burmese pythons in the Everglades and a new law to force girls to get their parents' permission before getting an abortion during his State of the State address Tuesday. Read full article: Florida governor calls for teacher raise...→

Legislature Begins 2020 Session With Focus on Teacher Raises, Health Care

Legislature Begins 2020 Session With Focus on Teacher Raises, Health Care

The Florida Legislature began its 2020 session Tuesday, as it prepared to consider hundreds of bills, including teachers pay raises, climate change and immigration — as well as approving the billions of dollars required to keep the country’s third-most populous state operating. The Senate banged into session first, opening its session by commemorating the Dec. 6 shooting at the Pensacola… Read full article: Legislature Begins 2020 Session With Foc...→

Florida Capitol braces for rally, debate over teacher raises

Florida Capitol braces for rally, debate over teacher raises

Florida's capital city is preparing for one of its largest demonstrations in recent years, as thousands of school workers from across the state arrive Monday to rally for more education spending. Read full article: Florida Capitol braces for rally, debate...→

Transgender employees sue Florida over state’s trans health care ban

Transgender employees sue Florida over state’s trans health care ban

State employees are unable to access gender-affirming health care due to a ban on those services in their health insurance plan. Read full article: Transgender employees sue Florida over s...→

South Florida teachers arrive in Tallahassee ahead of rally for education funding

South Florida teachers arrive in Tallahassee ahead of rally for education funding

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WSVN) - Teachers from across South Florida are arriving in Tallahassee before they join together in a march to push state lawmakers to... Read full article: South Florida teachers arrive in Tallaha...→

South Florida teachers begin to arrive in Tallahassee ahead of rally for education funding

South Florida teachers begin to arrive in Tallahassee ahead of rally for education funding

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WSVN) - Teachers across South Florida are arriving in Tallahassee before they join together in a march to push state lawmakers to increase... Read full article: South Florida teachers begin to arrive i...→

Abortion, gun control, teacher pay: What Florida lawmakers could change in 2020

Abortion, gun control, teacher pay: What Florida lawmakers could change in 2020

Abortion rights, gun reform, teacher pay— just some of the things Florida lawmakers may tackle in the upcoming legislative session, set to start Tuesday. Read full article: Abortion, gun control, teacher pay: What...→

South Florida teachers hold rally at Tropical Park ahead of Tallahassee march

South Florida teachers hold rally at Tropical Park ahead of Tallahassee march

Hundreds of South Florida schoolteachers are coming together in Southwest Miami-Dade as they prepare to join thousands of colleagues from across the state at a... Read full article: South Florida teachers hold rally at Tro...→

Richard Gere talks new movie's focus on mental health: 'How can you create community?'

Richard Gere talks new movie's focus on mental health: 'How can you create community?'

Richard Gere felt comfortable stepping into the shoes of a psychiatrist for his latest role in the film "Three Christs." Read full article: Richard Gere talks new movie's focus on ...→

Florida teacher facing charges, placed on leave after manhandling student who called him 'cracka': reports

Florida teacher facing charges, placed on leave after manhandling student who called him 'cracka': reports

A Florida teacher made his first appearance in court Thursday, a day after he was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery when the parents of a 14-year-old student complained the teacher physically removed their son from the classroom. Read full article: Florida teacher facing charges, placed o...→

Video appears to show Florida teacher forcibly throw student out of class

Video appears to show Florida teacher forcibly throw student out of class

The teacher was arrested and school officials say the investigation "will encompass the incident in totality and not just what was captured on a camera.” Read full article: Video appears to show Florida teacher fo...→

Florida teacher arrested after removing student from class

Florida teacher arrested after removing student from class

Authorities say a Florida middle school teacher was arrested after he removed a student from his classroom and pushed him Read full article: Florida teacher arrested after removing ...→

Florida teacher busted after Geek Squad finds child porn on laptop

Florida teacher busted after Geek Squad finds child porn on laptop

A 69-year-old Florida middle school teacher was reportedly arrested after Best Buy workers found child pornography on his laptop while repairing the device. William Crawford, who taught for 10 year… Read full article: Florida teacher busted after Geek Squad ...→

Donna Brazile: Democrats will focus on health care in 2020

Donna Brazile: Democrats will focus on health care in 2020

Former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile previewed what to expect from Democrats in 2020 saying Tuesday that healthcare will be a top priority. Read full article: Donna Brazile: Democrats will focus on h...→

Florida Department of Health

Beach-goers are being warned not to swim at Deerfield Beach Pier after unhealthy conditions were detected by authorities. The Florida Department of Health in Broward County notified in a press release that samples of beach water collected i Read full article: Florida Department of Health...→

Veteran teacher in Damascus, Md. raises awareness about live kidney donations | WTOP

He doesn’t need a kidney donation just yet, but a Damascus High School teacher who might need one soon is trying to raise awareness about the Share Your Spare campaign. Read full article: Veteran teacher in Damascus, Md. raises ...→

Florida teacher arrested after student records their sex romp on phone

Florida teacher arrested after student records their sex romp on phone

A Florida English teacher had little choice but to admit she’d been having sex with a 15-year-old student after he showed cops cellphone video of one of the encounters, police told a local TV… Read full article: Florida teacher arrested after student r...→

Gov. Northam’s budget request includes $1.2B for at-risk Va. schools, teacher raises | WTOP

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam proposes an additional $1.2 billion in funding toward K-12 education with a focus on at-risk students and teacher salaries. Read full article: Gov. Northam’s budget request includes $...→

Sanders Uses Historic Yankees Pitcher Deal to Push Teacher Raises

Sanders Uses Historic Yankees Pitcher Deal to Push Teacher Raises

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Saturday attempted to use the record-breaking Yankees contract to push for increased teacher salaries. Read full article: Sanders Uses Historic Yankees Pitcher De...→

Florida Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Son’s Teen Friend

Florida Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Son’s Teen Friend

A special education teacher in Florida’s Panhandle is accused of having a sexual relationship with her son’s teenage friend. Susan Weddle, 40, was arrested Monday and faces multiple charges, including lewd and lascivious behavior and sexual assault, according to Escambia County court records. Weddle resigned Monday from her job as a learning resource specialist, according to Escambia County School District… Read full article: Florida Teacher Accused of Having Sex Wi...→

As police focus on crisis calls, officers in St. Paul are told to not forget their own mental health

As police focus on crisis calls, officers in St. Paul are told to not forget their own mental health

As Hector Matascastillo trains law enforcement officers in how to handle calls of people in crisis, he tells his own story of being a combat veteran who had a breakdown before he was diagnosed with… Read full article: As police focus on crisis calls, officer...→

Florida teacher faces termination after alleged threats in front of students:

Florida teacher faces termination after alleged threats in front of students: "I'm going to f****** kill someone"

Raymond Berger, a physical education teacher at Eagles Landing Middle School in Boca Raton, Florida, was reported to the School District of Palm Beach County after an incident in April. Read full article: Florida teacher faces termination after ...→

Florida Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Son's Teen Friend

Florida Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Son's Teen Friend

A special education teacher in Florida's Panhandle is accused of having a sexual relationship with her son's teenage friend. Read full article: Florida Teacher Accused of Having Sex Wi...→

'Kissing disease' cases on the rise in Florida, health officials say

'Kissing disease' cases on the rise in Florida, health officials say

A lot of new parents don't want people kissing their babies. They're not trying to be rude. Instead, they want to protect their kids from getting sick with a very contagious disease. Read full article: 'Kissing disease' cases on the rise in F...→

Florida teacher accused of having sex with teen ‘several hundred times’

Florida teacher accused of having sex with teen ‘several hundred times’

A Florida special education teacher was arrested Monday after allegedly having sex with her son’s 15-year-old friend “several hundred times” beginning last year, a report said. Susan Weddle, 40, an… Read full article: Florida teacher accused of having sex wi...→

Rick Hoyt Taking Time Off From Racing To Focus On Health

Rick Hoyt Taking Time Off From Racing To Focus On Health

Rick Hoyt, an inspirational figure annually at the Boston Marathon, will be taking time off from racing to focus on his health. Read full article: Rick Hoyt Taking Time Off From Racing To...→

Despite tax for raises, teacher vacancies creep up

The ambitious plan to turn a barren spot of land on the Miami River into a family-oriented, open-air culinary experience is coming to fruition. Riverside Miami LLC is working hard to transform land at 431-451 S Read full article: Despite tax for raises, teacher vacancie...→

Florida Teacher Arrested After Claims of Touching Students

Florida Teacher Arrested After Claims of Touching Students

A spokeswoman for the Sarasota Police Department said the arrest concludes a two-month investigation after the students from Brookside Middle School claimed that Maxwell Guss acted inappropriately Read full article: Florida Teacher Arrested After Claims of...→

Smart Ride’s annual bike ride benefit raises over $1M for South Florida HIV/AIDS organizations

Smart Ride’s annual bike ride benefit raises over $1M for South Florida HIV/AIDS organizations

CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) - Some South Florida cyclists took a ride to remember for a great cause. More than 400 cyclists started their 100-mile... Read full article: Smart Ride’s annual bike ride benefit ra...→

Florida Governor Proposes Changes to Teacher Bonus Program

Florida Governor Proposes Changes to Teacher Bonus Program

The three-tier system would provide the largest bonuses for the state's best performing schools and lower bonuses for schools that improve their performances based on the state's A through F grading system. Read full article: Florida Governor Proposes Changes to Tea...→

Health care software firm raises $22 million

Investors in the funding round for Apervita include Optum Ventures and Chicago-based funds Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Baird Capital and Math Venture Partners.  Read full article: Health care software firm raises $22 mil...→

Google reportedly mining personal health data raises

Google reportedly mining personal health data raises "significant" privacy concerns

Tech behemoth is reportedly sharing information with Ascension, a health system that includes over 2,600 hospitals and health care centers Read full article: Google reportedly mining personal health...→

Public Health is Task Force Focus in Wake of Jerome Avenue Rezoning

Public Health is Task Force Focus in Wake of Jerome Avenue Rezoning

The Jerome Avenue rezoning deal included the formation of a task force on local health issues. The public has been identifying its top concerns, some of which relate to the very development the rezoning is bringing. Read full article: Public Health is Task Force Focus in Wak...→

Florida Boy Gives Birthday Money to Teacher, Citing Low Pay

Florida Boy Gives Birthday Money to Teacher, Citing Low Pay

A Florida third-grader gave his teacher a surprise: $15 and a note saying he didn't think teachers are paid enough. Shortly before Halloween, Mary Hall Chambers opened a folder in her classroom at Gorrie... Read full article: Florida Boy Gives Birthday Money to Teac...→

Florida Boy Gives Birthday Money to Teacher, Citing Low Pay

Florida Boy Gives Birthday Money to Teacher, Citing Low Pay

A Florida third-grader gave his teacher a surprise: $15 and a note saying he didn't think teachers are paid enough. Shortly before Halloween, Mary Hall Chambers opened a folder in her classroom at Gorrie... Read full article: Florida Boy Gives Birthday Money to Teac...→

Florida teen arrested for threatening teacher with gun says he was singing rap song:

Florida teen arrested for threatening teacher with gun says he was singing rap song: "This is not over, I got my Glock 9"

The 13-year-old Dade City student, who is not being named, was charged with false report of using a firearm in a violent manner, a Pasco Sheriff's Office arrest report says. Read full article: Florida teen arrested for threatening te...→

Florida Teacher Accused of Being Drunk at School

Florida Teacher Accused of Being Drunk at School

NBC affiliate WFLA-TV reports Lisa Edelstein was booked on a charges of disorderly conduct. Edelstein is a teacher at Skyview Elementary. Read full article: Florida Teacher Accused of Being Drunk a...→

Former VA therapist raises concerns that productivity goals harm mental health care for veterans

Former VA therapist raises concerns that productivity goals harm mental health care for veterans

Former Lt. Col. Ted Blickwedel was a counselor and therapist at a VA “Vet Center” that provides mental health care to combat veterans. He talks to NBC’s Courtney Kube, and says management upped counselors' workloads which diminished the quality of care they could provide. Read full article: Former VA therapist raises concerns that...→