Tag: no child left behind

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: PLSAs, teacher evaluations, NCLB and more

Magnet schools. Broward officials consider making some programs all-choice. Sun-Sentinel. School choice. Marion schools move to a new open-enrollment policy. Ocala Star-Banner. PLSAs. A family explains how Florida’s new Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts will help them educate their daughter. EdFly. The program is administered by scholarship funding organizations like Step up[Read More…]

Adam Putnam: ‘If we lose the parents, we’ve lost the battle’

Editor’s note: Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam was a late arrival and one of the last speakers at Wednesday’s education summit on Common Core in Orlando. But he delivered some of the most memorable lines, stressing better communication with parents about education reform and school choice. Here’s a transcript of[Read More…]

In Obama’s Term 2, a historic opportunity to expand parental school choice

President Obama has often called on us to be true to who we are as a people, as Americans. And in his second term, he has the opportunity to transform the education system back to our core – to where parents are primarily in charge of children’s educations. We have[Read More…]