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December 09, 2014

Study: Higher Birth Weight Correlates to Better School Performance

The research connected birth and school records to 1.6 million children born in Florida over a 10-year timespan.

December 02, 2014

AP: Probe of Former Ind. Chief Bennett Found 'Ample Evidence' of Wire Fraud

The Associated Press cites a 95-page report that investigators said were over 100 instances of fraud by former Indiana K-12 chief Bennett or one of his staffers.

November 07, 2014

Florida Parent Protest Leads Local District to Require Recess

Recess returns to elementary schools in Lake County, Fla., after parents protest the lack of unstructured playtime for their children.

October 20, 2014

Polls Show Early Education Popular in Battleground States

The next step for advocacy groups is to get candidates to support the initiatives, says Kris Perry, the executive director of the First Five Years Fund.

October 20, 2014

Florida's First Formal Move Against the U.S. Dept. of Ed on ELL Testing

Scott sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, requesting a hearing on the issue before the Office of the Administrative Law Judges.

October 13, 2014

Ed. Dept. and Florida Continue Face-off on Testing of English-Language Learners

Florida officials are reportedly planning to take legal action against the department this week in a clash over the question of when the performance of ELLs should factor into the state's accountability system.

October 13, 2014

Florida and Ed. Dept. Continue Face-off on Testing of English-Language Learners

Florida officials are reportedly planning to take legal action against the department this week in a clash over the question of when the performance of ELLs should factor into the state's accountability system.

October 07, 2014

Florida High School Leader Named National Principal of the Year

Jayne Ellspermann, a high school principal in Ocala, Fla. who fosters a personalized learning culture and college access for students, is being honored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

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.

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