It's an issue to watch as Congress rewrites the Elementary and Secondary Education Act--and as states are approved for waiver renewals under the current law.
All Blog Posts With Florida Tag or Category
July 21, 2015
June 26, 2015
Florida's governor vetoed funding for a financial literacy mandate, raising questions about the status of such efforts in that state.
June 18, 2015
Florida got flexibility on English Language Learners and accountability. Now at least seven other states are also asking for similar for those students.
June 01, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education is taking the unusual step of giving a single, tribal school flexibility from mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act.
May 28, 2015
Amid growing criticism of his "extended foreign language" program, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho will convene a task force to develop proposals that could roll out during the 2016-17 school year.
May 27, 2015
The New York Board of Regents voted to name MaryEllen Elia, the former superintendent of the Hillsborough County school system, as commissioner. She will earn a $250,000 annual salary.
May 22, 2015
Rulings by judges in Florida and Louisiana derailed separate teacher-union led lawsuits that questioned how school choice programs are funded in those states.
April 23, 2015
Robert Avossa, currently superintendent in Fulton County, Ga., will earn a base salary of $325,000 per year when he starts his new job in July.
April 09, 2015
The passage of the bill is the culmination of months of pressure in Florida to reduce the amount of testing as well as its consequences students, teachers and schools.
April 09, 2015
While districts can estimate how many new students they will be absorbing from the border crisis, many won't know the full scope of the resources they need until students show up.