Tag: John Podesta

Jeb Bush talks bipartisanship in ed reform, predicts parent trigger passage in Florida

Kicking off his foundation’s fifth annual national education summit, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stressed the usual components of his reform agenda today but also accented an increasingly big talking point: bipartisanship. Bush said “new coalitions on the left and right” are moving to revamp teacher evaluation and compensation systems and concluded[Read More…]

Ed reform is left, right and center

The lineup for this week’s Jeb Bush education conference is further evidence that a growing centrist coalition has emerged to move the ball on education reform and school choice. This is the Foundation for Excellence in Education’s fifth national summit, and it grows in both stature and bipartisanship every year.[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…]