Tag: David Beckham

Florida schools roundup: Duval investigation, achievement and more

Duval schools investigated: Do black and Hispanic students in Duval County have equal access to a quality education? That’s what the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating, according to a letter the department sent to U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville. Florida Times-Union. The local NAACP office is offering alternatives[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Budget, new bills, Common Core and more

Schools spending: Some Republican legislators want Gov. Rick Scott to publicly acknowledge that increased spending on education in the next budget, which is being released today, will mean higher property taxes. Tampa Bay Times. Education legislation: Two Republican legislators propose asking voters to make the education commissioner an elected Cabinet position.[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Foundations, a rescue, a shooting and more

Education foundation ratings: Twelve Florida county education foundations are among the nation’s top 50 in the annual Stepping Up survey conducted by Dewey & Associates. Pinellas County is No. 1, Hillsborough 6th, Osceola 8th, Seminole 10th, Brevard 16th, Polk 17th, Lee 27th, Broward 28th, Jacksonville 34th, Pasco 38th, Volusia 46th and Palm Beach 60th. The[Read More…]