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About that New Chairman of the Florida Board of Education

I missed a subtlety in Leslie Postal’s Orlando Sentinel story last month that StateImpact’s John O’Connor  didn’t. This from Postal’s story about the search for a new commissioner: Applicants to replace Gerard Robinson, who stepped down after a little more than … Continue reading

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How Gerard Robinson’s Lecture Ignited a Powerful Movement Against Florida’s High-Stakes Testing Regime

Save Duval Schools founder Deborah Gianoulis Heald attended the Florida School Boards Association meeting this week in Tampa. Here are her comments in a letter to the editor of the Lakeland Ledger: In Tampa on Thursday, I watched elected school board members … Continue reading

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Gerard Robinson, DOE “Cannot Be Trusted to Provide Us With Truthful Information”

The Florida Department of Education and Ed commissioner Gerard Robinson have feverishly been doing damage control in the aftermath of the FCAT Writes disaster. But Save Duval Schools, an important parent group, called into question the honesty of the information DOE is putting on … Continue reading

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The Moms Who Defeated the Jeb Bush-Michelle Rhee Machine

Writes Kathleen McGrory in the Miami Herald: It was one of the session’s hardest-fought battles. On one side: a coalition of disparate, but determined parent groups. On the other: former Gov. Jeb Bush and the powerful school-choice lobby. With the … Continue reading

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Another Pro-Charter School Bill “Rammed Through” Florida Senate Committee

Reports Matt Dixon in the Florida-Times Union: TALLAHASSEE – Legislation that would, among other things, require county school districts to share a pot of construction money with charter schools was rammed through a Senate committee Monday, leaving 12 hostile amendments … Continue reading

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