Tag: John Winn

Florida may get more time for education commissioner search

The Florida Board of Education is expected this week to extend its search for a new education commissioner, marking the second time in as many years it has done so amidst mutterings that the initial pool is mediocre. Through Friday, the board had received 16 applications to replace former Commissioner Gerard[Read More…]

In Florida’s standardized testing fiasco, a sober assessment of what went wrong

Florida education officials recently posted a frank internal report about what led to the standardized testing flop that has consumed the ed reform debate for the past two months and sparked the biggest backlash yet against the state’s accountability system. Unfortunately, it received virtually no media coverage (one exception here), which is a[Read More…]