Tag: Kathleen Shanahan

Florida roundup: Tony Bennett, voucher testing, Newtown reverberations & more

Not the best fit. Andy Ford, president of the Florida teachers union, says in this Q&A with the Orlando Sentinel that Tony Bennett is “the best fit for the Jeb Bush power structure, but not the best choice for Florida’s students, parents and school employees.” Board of Education member Kathleen[Read More…]

Florida education official suggests ending textbook adoption

A Florida Board of Education member proposed today that the state end its textbook adoption process, saying teachers and principals are best equipped to decide which materials are needed to help students. Roberto Martinez of Miami said the time is right for that step, given Florida’s education reforms – tough[Read More…]

‘My message is that Florida is about choice in education’

Florida’s top education official offered a strong pitch for continued expansion of school choice options Wednesday after visiting a Tampa charter school where a quarter of students are dually enrolled in community college classes. “My message is that Florida is about choice in education,” Kathleen Shanahan, chair of the Florida[Read More…]