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How Broward Gets A 'D'

Posted 05.24.2012 | Miami

About half of Florida’s school districts -- including Broward County's -- mislead parents into thinking that providing a social security number for ...

Parents And School Boards Endorse 'Stop FCAT' Petition

Posted 05.15.2012 | Miami

A national resolution to urge education administrators to rely less on standardized testing is gaining a wave of support in South Florida. The Palm...

A Less Bright Future: Florida Is Breaking Its Promise to Students

Ida V. Eskamani | Posted 06.13.2012 | Miami
Ida V. Eskamani

The way I saw it, Florida made a deal with its students. We would excel in school, and, in return, Florida would support us. I held my half of the bargain, Florida didn't.

Florida Rejects Bill To Give Parents More Power Over Schools

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2012 | Education

By Michael Peltier TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 9 (Reuters) - Florida's state Senate narrowly killed a bill on Friday that would have allo...

Florida Shows Why States Need Relief From 'No Child Left Behind'

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 04.11.2012 | Miami

MIAMI — By almost any measure, Norma Butler Bossard Elementary is a top performing school in Miami: It has consistently been rated an `A' by the...

Florida Bills Would Allow Parents To Fire Teachers, Require Teachers To Grade Parents

Posted 03.31.2012 | Education

Two bills in the Florida legislature would give parents overarching power to demand sweeping changes at low-performing schools. Under the first par...

Profit Empowerment Not Parent Empowerment

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 03.11.2012 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

My goal is to stop the systematic dismantling of public schools in our society as I believe they are the cornerstone of our democracy. My goal is also to stop the wasteful distribution of my tax dollars. This is a prime example.

States Backtracked On Reform Commitments, Face Threats To Federal Funds

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 01.10.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- Several states that won a slice of the U.S. Department of Education's $4.3 billion Race to the Top competition have had to delay plans to imp...

To Governor Rick Scott: What Anthropologists Can Do for Florida

Rachel Newcomb | Posted 12.13.2011 | Education
Rachel Newcomb

If Governor Scott wants to send the anthropologists out of state, along with other liberal arts majors, India and China may have a place for them.

Rick Scott Attacks College Major His Own Daughter Studied

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Monday in an interview with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that the state does not need more anthropologists. As it turns ou...

Gov. Rick Scott Sued By Florida Education Association Over Pay Cut

Miami Herald | Posted 08.20.2011 | Education

The Florida Education Associate announced today it has filed a class action lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott and other trustess of the state retirement...

Florida State Lawmaker Pushes Bill That Would Require Teaching Of 'Non-Evolution'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Florida GOP State Senator Stephen Wise is drawing fire with a legislative proposal that would require schools in the Sunshine State to dramatically ch...