Tag: Arne Duncan

Florida schools roundup: Testing, education reform, violence and more

Testing. State education officials investigate a denial-of-service attack on the state’s computerized testing system, which may have contributed to delays. Times/Herald. Tampa Tribune. Orlando Sentinel. Palm Beach Post. Florida Times-Union. Fort Myers News-Press. Associated Press. Naples Daily News. Daytona Beach News-Journal. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks testing in South Florida and says the state[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: parent trigger, private tutors, drug testing & more

Parent trigger. Citing anonymous sources, Sunshine State News says Gov. Rick Scott helped kill parent trigger. Five GOP senators tell The Buzz he had nothing to do with it. Arne Duncan sorta kinda maybe a wee little bit endorses the concept of parent trigger, notes This Week In Education. Parents[Read More…]

Florida roundup: parent trigger, charter schools, school rankings & more

Parent trigger. Parent trigger is headed to the Senate floor, with growing potential for drama. Coverage from redefinED and The Buzz. The latest from Diane Ravitch’s blog. Charter schools. The Pinellas County School Board agrees to sell the site of a former middle school to a charter school venture started by Cheri Shannon,[Read More…]

Florida roundup: More PIRLS, more Tony Bennett, more testing and vouchers

Basking in the glow. Interim education commissioner Pam Stewart touts the PIRLS results on CNN. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan offers praise, notes Orlando Sentinel. More from Fort Myers News Press. More Tony Bennett. Tampa Bay Times columnist John Romano sees the same old agenda. The Tampa Bay Times editorial[Read More…]