Tag: Florida Division of Blind Services

Florida roundup: Bulletproof backpacks, charter school standards, second thoughts on teacher evaluations & more

Tweaks coming to teacher evals? Gradebook: “Patricia Levesque, executive director of Jeb Bush’s education foundation and a key voice in state education legislation, meanwhile, is floating a draft bill that would alter the evaluation system, too. She sent an e-mail to superintendents last week seeking input.” Tony Bennett on charter[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Special needs students, charter schools, John Podesta & more

Hillsborough school district must fix its problems with special education students in the wake of a student’s death, editorializes the Tampa Bay Times. It suggests an outside inquiry would be more appropriate and says of Superintendent MaryEllen Elia, “If there are larger problems with the special needs program, Elia needs to[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Online pioneer, Rick Scott’s plan, “Republican hubris” & more

Promise of online learning. Pinellas math and statistics teacher Rob Tarrou puts his lessons online, a la Khan Academy, and wins fans around the world, reports the Tampa Bay Times. My favorite graph: “A reporter recently asked students in that statistics class how many had other teachers post educational videos[Read More…]