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September 30, 2014

Watch: Common Core Spurs Hope, Fear for a Miami Principal

A Miami middle school principal discusses her respect for the standards, but says that state policies and a lack of resources have hampered her teachers' ability to prepare for new assessments.

September 29, 2014

Fla. Republican on Charlie Crist's Ed Reform Record: 'the Biggest 180'

Last week, Fla. Democrats weighed in on Governor Rick Scott's education reform initiatives. Today we get a Republican state representative's take on candidate Charlie Crist's ed reform record.

September 29, 2014

Charlie Crist 'Pathetic' for School Choice Reversal, Top Florida Republican Says

The head of Florida House's K-12 appropriations subcommittee says that if Gov. Rick Scott wins reelection, big changes could be in store for how school funding works.

September 26, 2014

Inside the Florida Governor's Race: Candidate Crist and School Choice

Education has become a major part of the governor's race in Florida, and school choice polices are no exception.

September 25, 2014

Fla.'s Charlie Crist on the Stump: K-12 Priorities, Funding, and Privatization

Supporters of Democratic nominee Charlie Crist for Florida governor are optimistic about his K-12 plans, but concede that he might not bring big changes in some areas if elected.

September 24, 2014

Florida Survey Shows Growing Attention to and Anxiety About K-12

In the midst of a closely fought gubernatorial campaign, a survey of Florida residents reveals that they are placing increasing importance on the state's public school

September 16, 2014

Florida Halts State Reading Tests for Grades K-2

Technological problems were cited as the reason for dropping the diagnostic tests for the state's youngest children.

August 28, 2014

Florida District May Be the First in the Country to Forgo State Testing

After an emotional, three-hour hearing, the Lee County school district becomes the first to refuse to participate in state-mandated testing.

August 28, 2014

Florida District Becomes First in Nation to Opt Out of State Testing

After an emotional, there-hour hearing, the Lee County school district becomes the first to refuse to participate in state-mandated testing.

August 27, 2014

Florida Officials Will Fight Feds Over Testing of English-Language Learners

The governor and two education officials say they are requesting the U.S. Department of Education reverse its decision that Florida must include test results for the newest English-learners in its accountability system.

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