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Resounding 'Yes' On $1.2 Billion Bond Issue For Schools

Posted 11.07.2012 | Miami

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho earned another win for the Miami-Dade school district as county voters approved a $1.2 billion bond issue for school i...

Scott Takes A Stand On Community College Tuition

Posted 11.01.2012 | Miami

Gov. Rick Scott is remaining firm in his stance against tuition increases at Florida's community colleges, despite opposition from state legislators. ...

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...

The F Word in Education Reform

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

It's safe to say that for approximately 4 million teachers in our nation, education reform's F word is now -- Florida!

Who's Kidding Who With These Reforms?

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

These particular initiatives will cause irreparable damage to the future of our children. Don't let this administration be remembered as the one that sacrificed children's futures to seek revenge on unions.

Florida's Education Forward! Summit: Moving the Dialogue a Step Forward

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

Florida's public education challenges are approaching us now with hurricane force. In fact, those in the education profession might describe it as a Category 5 storm.

Beyond The Conference: Teachers Should Grade Parents, Says Florida Lawmaker

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As lawmakers continue to debate education reform, Florida Rep. Kelli Stargel has a new idea: give teachers a break and grade parents instead. Stargel...

Michelle Rhee & Fla. Governor Team Up On School Reform

TakePart | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Former D.C. public schools chief Michelle Rhee and Florida Governor Rick Scott announced Thursday that they had formed a partnership between Rhee's ne...

Nation Has High College Remedial Education Rate

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

DAVIE, Fla. — Professor Derron Bowen teaches high school math to college students, patiently chalking equations on the board on basic arithmetic...