FSBA #FridayFive – Week of Feb. 8, 2016

1.    Online learning is here to stay:  http://www.kpk12.com/wp-content/uploads/Evergreen_KeepingPace_2015.pdf 2.    Education may cut dementia risk:  http://www.techtimes.com/articles/132727/20160211/can-education-reduce-alzheimers-risk-study-finds-link-between-dementia-and-high-school-diploma.htm 3.    Low performing students:  why they fall behind and how to help them succeed:http://www.oecd.org/pisa/keyfindings/Low-performers-infographic-EN.pdf 4.    2016 Florida Tax Handbook released:http://edr.state.fl.us/content/revenues/reports/tax-handbook/taxhandbook2016.pdf 5.    King officially nominated as Education Secretary by Obama:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/02/11/obama-to-nominate-john-b-king-jr-to-officially-take-the-role-of-education-secretary/  

Rep. Fresen’s close ties to charter schools continue to raise questions of conflict

TALLAHASSEE – A familiar face is back at the center of a perennial tug-of-war in the Florida Legislature between privately-managed charter schools and district-run public schools over taxpayer money for construction projects: Erik Fresen, the Miami Republican who controls the purse for education funding in the Florida House. His connections to the charter school industry…