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March 19, 2015

Charter Schools Featured in Wide-Ranging Florida Education Bill

A wide-reaching bill from a Florida senator who previously backed a parent-trigger law would affect open-enrollment and charter school policies.

March 19, 2015

Open Enrollment, Easier Path for National Charter Operators Considered in Fla. Bill

A wide-reaching bill from a Florida senator who previously backed a parent-trigger law would affect open-enrollment and charter school policies.

March 06, 2015

Florida Parent Calls Police to Settle Opt-Out Dispute

Police are called to a Florida school when the principal initially refuses to allow a student to go home while classmates take a standardized test.

March 03, 2015

Big Fla. Districts Report Online-Testing Woes; Some Exams Suspended

"It's not a problem [the district itself] can fix," said a spokeswoman for the 260,000-student Broward County district regarding early Florida testing problems.

February 13, 2015

Before Common Core: Jeb Bush's 2005 Emails Show His Thinking on Standards

"If they are weak, let us strengthen them," the then-Florida governor wrote in an email from 10 years ago after a negative report about the state's content standards.

February 10, 2015

Steering Clear of Common Core, Jeb Bush Decries Schools That Fail Poor Students

Bush, the former Florida governor who is mulling a White House run, advocated for choice, assessment, and a low-profile for federal policymakers in K-12.

February 04, 2015

Fla. Bill Would Cap Testing, Cut Test Scores' Weight in Evaluations

Florida Sen. John Legg is seeking to reduce standardized testing in Florida and give districts more options for local assessments and how they're used in teacher evaluations.

February 03, 2015

Three Florida Counties Selected for New District-Charter Collaboration Grants

Districts across the country have sought to forge such ties, but Florida's effort is unique because it's being led by the state.

January 22, 2015

Fired Florida School Chief Still a Finalist for National Superintendent of the Year

MaryEllen Elia, the schools chief in Hillsborough County, Fla., was fired by the school board this week, days after she appeared in Washington as one of four finalists for national superintendent of the year.

January 21, 2015

Why Private Schools Are Opting Out of Voucher Programs

Regulation and maintaining independence are the primary reasons private schools choose not to participate in voucher or tax-credit scholarship programs, according to a new report

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