Tag Archives: Broward

Step Up for Students Misquotes Broward SB Member in Pro-Charter School Propaganda Hit Job

The Step Up for Students employees who write for their redefinED blog usually don’t  take quotes out of context to engage in political hackery, but they have now. Lets track the anatomy of a social media hit. At 630 AM this … Continue reading

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Uh-Oh, Broward Public Schools Outperform Charter Schools

“Jonathan Hage: Please call your office.” Writing in Tamarac Talk, Sharon Aron Baron explains: Each year hundreds of parents enter their children’s names into lotteries and wait lists in hopes that their children will be one of the lucky few … Continue reading

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Broward Has to Finance Mavericks’ Charter Schools $1.5 Million in State Fines

Just over two weeks ago, Mavericks Charter School president Frank Biden was talking smack to charter school opponents that “we are going to take you down.” While the rogue brother of the vice president was proposing to “look his enemies … Continue reading

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Bragging About Broward’s Common Core Buy-In From Broad Grad Superintendent

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt released a statement last week intended to attract investors by touting how much business they were going to be getting with their Common Core products. This Business Week story focused on what Broward Schools in Florida had … Continue reading

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Charter Schools USA Fails in Last Minute Attempt to Poach Seven Broward Schools

Pines City Manager Charlie Dodge sprung the deal at the last minute. From CBSMiami: The question of whether to privatize the city run charter schools followed contract disputes between the Broward Teachers Union and city leaders who said  the city … Continue reading

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The List Grows: Broward County School Board Passes Resoluton Against High Stakes Testing

From Scott Travis in the Sun-Sentinel: Broward County school leaders are speaking out against what they see as a nasty four-letter word: FCAT The School Board unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday opposing standardized testing as the primary means for evaluating … Continue reading

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Florida School District Votes to Go to Four-Day Weeks

unprecedented education cuts by Florida legislatures have prompted Marion County School Board to vote for a four-day week. While students in many parts of the world attend school for up to six days a week, students in Marion County, Florida, … Continue reading

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The RPOF’s Attempt to Rehablitate Rick Scott

On their Facebook page this morning, the Republican Party of Florida applied this spin to Rick Scott’s first six months in office: Gov. Scott is following the steps of economic success stories who were able to reduce government waste, empower … Continue reading

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