Sometime soon, members of the Florida House will be asked to consider a solution for bullying in public schools. It’s a dubious idea based on the premise that students should flee their tormenters, and use voucher funds to attend a private school of their choice. And you can safely bet that a...Read More →
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"In part two of our look at the top litigation expected in 2018, a new law that’s drawing fire from most of Florida’s 67 public school districts is expected to remain prominent after the legislative session begins this week. Mention House Bill 7069 to a school administrator or teacher, and...Read More →
"The $1.5 trillion tax overhaul could affect everything from how parents pay for private schools to the amount of m… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
Allowing unaccountable private schools to open in the backyard of Florida's most deserving public schools is unacce… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
"The sweeping $1.5 trillion tax overhaul President Donald Trump signed into law last week will likely impact many areas of American life, including education. Experts are still analyzing what the GOP tax plan means for each state, but it could affect everything from how parents pay...Read More →
"The Palm Beach County board contends that the requirement violates the Florida Constitution by infringing on the r… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
Despite originally touting it as a "landmark reform," two legislators have filed bills to remove the requirement th… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
"A circuit judge has rejected the state's request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Palm Beach County School Board that challenges a controversial new education law. After holding a hearing in the case, Leon County Circuit Judge James Shelfer issued a two-paragraph order late Monday afternoon...Read More →
"School districts are expecting lower graduation numbers for the Class of 2017 after learning students who left for… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
House Bill 7069 threatens the independence of Florida's public schools. County school boards are fighting back.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
"One sentence in a new state law could drag down graduation rates across the state. School districts are expecting lower graduation numbers for the Class of 2017 after learning students who left for some private schools no longer will be counted as graduates. They will be dropouts. Lawmakers...Read More →
Are we supposed to ignore the irony that a bill that encourages students to "flee their tormenters" is being pushed… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
The Florida Legislature thinks teachers should be rewarded for their college entrance exam scores instead of their… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
One of the less understood, yet more important, fights lining up for the 2018 Legislative session in January will revolve around the definition of a tax increase. That will directly affect public schools funding. We feel the need to emphasize “public” school funding these days as opposed to...Read More →
HB1 wants to protect students from bullying by moving them to another school. Wouldn't it be more effective to use… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
Florida’s controversial teacher merit-pay law could be scaled backagain in coming months, as some state lawmakers think student test scores should no longer play into teacher evaluations. Proposals filed by two Republican lawmakers would unwind part of what the GOP once touted as one of its...Read More →
Students who are victims of bullying or sexual harassment would be eligible for voucher-like scholarships to attend private schools under a bill approved Monday by the Senate Education Committee.Sen. Bill Galvano, a Bradenton Republican who is sponsoring the legislation (SB 1172), said the “Hope...Read More →
Just months after the Florida Legislature expanded the state's Best and Brightest bonus program, and formally added it into law, Rep. Loranne Ausley has filed a bill to repeal the controversial system. With two short lines, HB 6061 would completely do away with the sections of statute...Read More →
"Florida’s controversial teacher merit-pay law could be scaled back again in coming months, as some state lawmakers… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
The House reviewed a bill Thursday morning that will require slightly stricter oversight for unaccountable private… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?