Students Struggle With Spotting Fake News, Stanford Researchers Say

According to a report issued by the Stanford History Education Group, which administered the Fukushima flower question and a battery of other “civic online reasoning” tests to students from middle schools to college ages, “young people’s ability to reason about the information on the internet can be summed up in one word: bleak.” The Stanford History Education…

Still no alternative plan to Florida’s Best and Brightest bonus from state

Florida education commissioner Pam Stewart has yet to present her ideas to replace the state’s controversial teacher bonus plan that’s based in part on educators’ college entry exams, well after she told the State Board of Education she’d give them a plan.  Stewart told the board at its September meeting that she was working on details…

Education Department Releases Final Regulations to Promote a High-Quality, Well-Rounded Education and Support All Students

After considering and incorporating extensive feedback from stakeholders across the education system and the public, the U.S. Department of Education today announced final regulations to implement the accountability, data reporting, and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), with a focus on supporting states in using their flexibility to provide a high-quality,…

5 Things You Should Know – FSBA #FridayFive

FSBA #FridayFive – 5 Things You Should Know – Week of Thanksgiving 2016 Each week, Executive Director, Andrea Messina, picks five of the top education news pieces to share with members. Read. Learn. Share. Retweet. Bandwidth tool for districts available Vocational students build tiny houses for flood victims Florida Chamber of Commerce’s business agenda for…

With contrasting styles and priorities, Negron, Corcoran take over leadership of Florida Legislature

The Florida Legislature entered a strange new world Tuesday as the incoming House speaker condemned the power of lobbyists and demanded changes in spending that will face resistance from the Senate and Gov. Rick Scott.  In his inaugural speech as speaker, Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, railed against a Capitol dominated by lobbyists and politically wired…

State budget analysts expect economic growth in Fla. but have concerns

Florida’s economy continues to grow, but not at the pace state budget forecasters expected.  The slower-than-expected economic growth could affect tax revenue that feeds the state budget, which already promises increased costs next year for Medicaid and education. Budget analysts from the House, Senate and governor’s office gathered Friday for the State Economic Estimating Conference. Read full…