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From the Florida Times Union: Duval Public Schools called off testing again today, the fourth day that tens of thousands of students across Florida were supposed to be writing essays for the state’s new online annual exams. This is the … Continue reading
Florida Times-Union reporter Rhema Thompson has an excellent feature on the chairman of state board of education, Gary Chartrand and his many conflicts of interests which Floridians are expected to just brush aside: With his official term as chairman of … Continue reading
Since Jason Fischer received the endorsement of Jeb Bush for Duval School Board, he’s carried their water. In 2013, he appeared at the legislative hearing in support of the extremely divisive parent trigger bill. This time, he used the seat … Continue reading
While the school choice crowd says that public school budgets aren’t affected – even a little bit – by Jeb Bush’s privatizations schemes. The superintendent of on the state’s sixth largest districts begs to differ. Writes Jacksonville Times-Union reporter Denise … Continue reading
Ron Matus of redifinED recently interviewed new Duval school’s superintendent Nikolai Vitti. The former chief academic officer of Dade schools surprised Matus with his position on authorization of charter schools. Vitti also offered a surprising take on who should authorize … Continue reading
From the Florida Times-Union’s Topher Sanders: Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson said Tuesday the state application for opening charter schools doesn’t need to address performance. The application doesn’t take into account whether a charter organization already has schools open and … Continue reading
Why Did Florida’s Education Commissioner Grants Waivers to Intervene Schools in Duval and Dade Counties?
Read this story in the Florida Times-Union. So Ed Comish Winn granted waivers for schools in both Duval and Dade. I’m surprised and thought that the reformers would leap at any chance they have to take control of a public … Continue reading
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
In short, it would appear so. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Duval County School Board is moving forward with its plans to try and save four low-performing schools. Tuesday afternoon, the school board announced its partnership with Duval Partners for Excellent Education, … Continue reading
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