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You Can Be Sure Florida Ed Policymakers Know All About NY’s Common Core’s Rocky Rollout

Most of the politicians who have to face voters are survivalist, so you can be sure Florida’s -like, say, Rick Scott – are tuned into what happened in New York with the roll-out of Common Core. Here’s this from Syracuse … Continue reading

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Three Indiana Charter School USA Takeovers Earn F’s

From the Indianapolis Star: A year of state intervention hasn’t improved failing grades for Indianapolis’ worst public schools, A-F accountability grades released today show. Four chronically underperforming Indianapolis Public Schools under state takeover — Arlington High, Emma Donnan Middle, Manual … Continue reading

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Tony Bennett’s Favorite Charter School Gets an F

From AP reporter Tom LoBianco on the ABC News Feed: The Indianapolis charter school at the center of Indiana’s grade-changing scandal saw its grade drop from an “A” to an “F” in school grades released Friday. The Christel House Academy … Continue reading

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The Disappearing Influence of Jeb Bush and His Foundations on Florida Ed Policy

H/T: Jeff Solochek Pensacola News Journal reporter Rhema Thompson reports on yesterday’s meeting between 30 state’s superintendents of schools and education commissioner Pam Stewart: ….district superintendents are reiterating the need for more time and presenting a list of other recommendations to … Continue reading

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Common Core’s Not the Problem; It’s the “Other Stuff”

New York is a step ahead of Florida. They have implemented Common Core and  administered the state-wide tests that go with them. The roll-out proved to be a disaster. Politicians develop education policy after listening  to lobbyists and folks who are paid … Continue reading

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Pearson and Tony Bennett’s Employer Among Five Firms Want Contract to Make Florida’s New FCAT

Orlando Sentinel reporter Leslie Postal has the details on the upcoming food fight: Five standardized test makers are vying to help create FCAT’s replacement by 2015. They include Pearson, the testing company that has the FCAT contract, and ACT, best … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush’s Rhetoric Proves Hypocritical When His Allies Seek to Defend Florida Charter Schools

Writing in redifinED, Step Up for Student’s Patrick Gibbons took exception to the Palm Beach Post’s report that charter schools were to blame for  the county’ low graduation rates. Gibbon’s admitted it was because of poverty. He really did. As it … Continue reading

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Tony Bennett Gets His Golden Parachute

StateImpact reporter John O’Connor links this story in Education Week: In the heated competition between ACT Inc., and the College Board for a bigger chunk of the common-core testing market, ACT has enlisted a new weapon: Tony Bennett, the former … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking the New FCAT

In Anastasia Dawson’s Tampa Tribune story from one week ago: Leaders from the Florida Association of District School Superintendents and the Florida School Board Association voted Thursday to lobby state legislators for a three-year extension before the Common Core State … Continue reading

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Sick of ObamaCare? Consider JebSchools

Last year’s abrupt departure of Florida’s education commissioner, Tony Bennett, put the brakes on the ideological insanity that drove the state’s education policy-making. After three straight commissioners who were tools of Jeb Bush’ s foundations, it was time to have … Continue reading

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