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From the Tampa Tribune: After a lengthy legal battle with a Florida newspaper, the Florida Department of Education released thousands of public school teachers’ individual value-added evaluation scores today. The scores are from teachers’ evaluations during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 … Continue reading
Dan Bennett is vice president of the Brevard Teachers Union. The following is a letter to the editor he penned to FloridaToday: Anyone confused by the teacher evaluation system? For decades, school reformers have mined FCAT data in different ways … Continue reading
It’s not certain where the most recent work of the Shanker Institute’s Matt DiCarlo will take the debate on Florida’ education accountability system. DiCarlo weighed in on Florida Senate president Don Gaetz comment (here and here) that Florida’s entire education accountability system was … Continue reading
What follows is an analysis by a long time observer of Florida politics. The writer desires to be recognized by a pseudonym, Lois Pace. Will the emerging center coalition in the Florida Senate flex its muscle as we enter the … Continue reading
Florida’s Department of Education has a blog. Even Commissioner Gerard Robinson posts occasionally in the curiously named Finding Common Ground. My colleagues in public education probably find my use of “curiously” to be a bit lacking. Perhaps “disingenuous” would be better. Especially … Continue reading
The Florida Education Association was skeptical of the Obama-Duncan Race to the Top (RttT) initiative, but eventually became part of the team which then governor Charlie Crist put together to apply for the grant. As it turns out RttT has … Continue reading
From blogging colleague Education Matters comes this link to Polk County online publication NewsChief.com. It seems that NewsChief was at a speaking engagement of Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos. The former US Senate hopeful offered up this red meat for the … Continue reading
Quickly becoming one of the nation’s most important education reporters, Joy Resmovits writes this about the goings ons in Scott Walker’s Wisconsin: After slashing education funding and reducing teachers’ collective bargaining rights earlier this year, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) … Continue reading
The St. Petersburg Times, Florida’s best newspaper, weighs in on the appointment of Gerard Robinson as Commissioner of the Board of Education. The title of the piece, “A Pragmatic Message on Reform,” indicates the Times is somewhat hopeful for Robinson’s tenure. … Continue reading
Alex Leary is one on the state’s very best – albeit biased – political reporters. In an interview with Obama advisor David Axelrod, he poignantly covers three topics important to Floridians: Rick Scott, Charlie Crist and President Obama’s prospects for winning Florida in … Continue reading