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May 22, 2015

Teacher Union Legal Opposition to School Choice Stumbles in Florida, Louisiana

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

New Palm Beach, Fla., Superintendent to Be State's Highest Paid Schools Chief

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

Florida Votes to Cut Tests, Lower Exams' Weight in Teacher Evaluations

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

Schools Could Face Another Influx of Unaccompanied Minors, Analysis Shows

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.

April 09, 2015

Four Finalists Emerge in Palm Beach Superintendent Search

The school board has been on the hunt for a new superintendent since January, when Wayne Gent announced he would step down after three years at the helm.

April 07, 2015

Fla. Senate OKs Testing Reduction; State Common-Core Exam's Validity Questioned

On April 3, senators voted to place a 45-hour cap on the amount of time students could spend on state-authorized, standardized tests every year.

April 06, 2015

Florida Superintendent Vacancy Draws High-Profile Candidates

Former Hillsborough County, Fla., school superintendent MaryEllen Elia and former Georgia state schools superintendent John Barge are among the candidates seeking to lead the schools in Palm Beach County, Fla., the nation's 11th-largest district.

April 02, 2015

Seeking the Right Balance of Quality and Quantity in Expanded Learning Time

Getting the most out of longer school days and years means getting the best quality instruction, according to a new report from the National Center on Time and Learning.

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.

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