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It’s not that Florida’s local school boards haven’t tried before. But to feel Florida’s republican legislative body will help – if they just listen – that they will take action before the state’s schools plunge into chaos when public … 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
After the Hillsborough school board unanimously rejected a Charter Schools USA proposal to open a school on MacDill AFB, superintendent Maryellen Elia went to work on coming up with alternatives. They came up with some good one’s, but not good … Continue reading
From Tampa Bay Times reporters Curtis Krueger and Lisa Gartner: The School Board unanimously voted on Tuesday to tweak the system Pinellas uses to evaluate teachers — but that doesn’t mean members are happy. “We are building on a very … 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
Within a blistering critique of Gerard Robinson’s tenure as Florida’s education commissioner, Osceola school board member Jay Wheeler make an astonishing observation about the role that testing giant Pearson plays in Florida’s education system. Writes Wheeler in Around Osceola: Additionally the … Continue reading
Coleen Conklin isn’t afraid to ruffle feathers. A serious advocate for public schools, Conklin raised the possibility of a lawsuit targeting Rick Scott and the legislature in April 2011 for failing to fund education. She even toyed with the idea … Continue reading
Froe Florida Times-Union reporter Teresa Stepzinski: The Duval County School Board on Tuesday will discuss whether to jump on the bandwagon of school districts statewide calling for alternatives to the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. It will take up the matter … Continue reading
Will One Flagler School Board Election Serve As a Referendum On Resolution Against High-Stakes Testing?
Flagler county school board member, Colleen Conklin, has been one voices Floridians have been hearing from longest who raised warnings on the direction Florida lawmakers were taking the state’s schools. With the Flagler board’s cost-saving decision to cut the school day … Continue reading
The nation’s leading association of high school principals joined the growing movement to end the way the nation’s policy-makers are imposing crippling high-stakes tests regimes on the nation’s schools. Diane Ravitch spoke to the group before a nearly unanimous vote … Continue reading