Tag: back to school

Back-to-school events, history standards stir controversy, mentors needed and more

Around the state: Mentors are needed for a program in Citrus, history standards stir controversy nationwide, a change in plans at the newest high school in Palm Beach, back-to-school giveaways in Duval and Orange and new leadership in Lee. Here are details about those stories and other developments from the[Read More…]

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The fight for education equity continues as new school year begins

As students begin returning to classrooms, I can’t help but notice that some parents are willing to risk it all for their child’s education. Many are not satisfied with their current learning environment and have taken extreme measures for a chance to have an equal opportunity. Reports across the United[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Failure factories, school choice, back to school and more

School choice. The school system needs to be tailored to individual students’ needs, Miami-Dade’s superintendent writes in a back-to-school op-ed touting the expansion of the district’s school choice programs. Miami Herald. Duval students return with more choices available. Florida Times-Union. Failure factories. Part two of a Tampa Bay Times investigation[Read More…]