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Jul 16, 2013

Jeb Bush's Foundation Opposes School Grade Inflation

The Foundation for Florida's Future, an organization founded by Jeb Bush, is opposing what it perceives as school "grade inflation" by the Florida Department of Education.

Jul 16, 2013

Questions about Charter School Fees

Charter schools that charge parents fees are coming under scrutiny.

Jul 16, 2013

The Charter School/District School Debate

NPR's Claudio Sanchez speaks with charter school advocates and opponents about the future of education in America.

Jul 16, 2013

Rapper Pitbull Speaks Out for Charter Schools

Armando Christian Pérez, aka the rapper Pitbull aka Mr. 305 aka Mr. Worldwide, is starting to look like Mr. Education as well.

The Miami-born son of Cuban exiles is helping build a Little Havana charter school that opens next month and was a featured speaker at the 2013 National Charter Schools Conference in Washington, D.C., where he wowed the crowds.

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Jun 22, 2013

Gov. Rick Scott Signs Amendment to Florida Teacher Assessment Law

With the signature of Governor Rick Scott, Florida teacher effectiveness will now only be assessed based on outcomes of students in their own classroom, Peter Schorsch of SaintPetersBlog reports.

Jun 18, 2013

Superintendents Warn New Grading Formula Means More F's

May 31, 2013

Florida K-12 Salary Increases - Frequently Asked Questions

Press release from Governor Rick Scott's office.

May 8, 2013

State board of Education Member to Visit Local School on Thursday

n Thursday, May 9, State Board of Education member Dr. Ada Armas will visit Youth Co-Op Charter School. The visit is part of a statewide charter school tour by State Board members in celebration of National Charter Schools Week (May 5-11, 2013).

May 8, 2013

Charter School Teacher Evaluation Tool Receives State Approval

The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools has created a state-approved Evaluation System for its members to help them comply with the requirements of Senate Bill 736, the Student Success Act.

Apr 23, 2013

Miami Charter School Ranked as One of Best Schools in the Country

Miami's International Studies Charter High Ranked Among Best High Schools in the Country by US News & World Report - Several Florida Charter Schools Rank among Top in the State

Mar 14, 2013

“Best Charter School Photo” Taken by Manatee School For the Arts Students

Three high school students submit the best photo, taken during a photography class.

Feb 25, 2013

Help Us Make Tallahassee Accountable At Session 2013 Town Hall, Feb. 25

WLRN

On Feb. 25, leaders from the Florida Legislature will be answering your questions at a Town Hall on Session 2013, an event sponsored by Global Integrity.

Feb 22, 2013

Pitbull & Miami's Slam Charter School Will Be Featured On The Today Show

Mater Academy

Along chart topping hit records and worldwide fame, recording superstar Pitbull now has a one-of-a-kind charter school under his wing. That school is SLAM -- the Sports Leadership And Management Charter School, a tuition-free public charter school scheduled to open in Miami in August 2013.

Feb 19, 2013

Gaetz says education bill is 'going to make history'

The Florida Current

Senate President Don Gaetz gathered about 30 business executives in his conference room Tuesday and urged them to get behind an education bill expected to be filed Wednesday morning.

Feb 15, 2013

Not your daddy’s vo-tech: Florida lawmakers to consider career ed changes

redefinED - the new definition of public education

Florida state Sen. John Legg has a slogan ready for a bill he plans to file next week: “It’s not your daddy’s vo-tech.’’