FSBA Daily Updates: Legislative Session 02-29-2016

Ladies and Gentlemen: FSBA WEEKLY VIDEO UPDATE FSBA Video Update #7 has been posted on the FSBA website at www.fsba.org – you may access the video by clicking on the link to 2016 Legislative Session Updates (located in the right hand menu on our main page) or by using this direct link: https://fsba.org/2016-legislative-weekly-video-update-7/.  This Video Update features FSBA Executive…

FSBA Daily Updates: Legislative Session 02-26-2016

Ladies and Gentlemen: Earlier this evening, Senate President Gardiner and House Speaker Crisafulli announced that the Budget Conference process would begin this evening.  At 5:30, House Appropriations Committee Chair Richard Corcoran, and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Tom Lee met for an organizational meeting to appoint Representative Corcoran to serve as chair of the Budget Conference…

Legislators robbing public schools to pay privately run charters

The Florida Legislature, particularly the House, is hell-bent on pushing its charter school facility funding and expansion agenda at the expense of the state’s traditional public schools. Let me be perfectly clear. I don’t oppose charter schools. In fact, I’ve been very supportive of them. While in the Legislature I voted for legislation that promoted…

Best & Brightest, charter school funding reforms have new pathway in Florida Senate

Some of the most controversial education measures being discussed during the 2016 legislative session could have a new vehicle for passage in the Florida Senate, indicating a possible deal between House and Senate leaders to get these proposals through before session ends in two weeks. Senate education budget committee Chairman Don Gaetz, a Republican senator from…

FSBA #FridayFive – Week of Feb. 22, 2016

1.    Universal Design for Learning:  https://www.noodle.com/articles/once-architectural-term-now-universal-design-is-changing-education 2.    Work from home days in schools:  http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/02/23/466460375/study-in-your-pjs-what-a-high-school-work-from-home-day-looks-like?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=technology 3.    More students passing AP tests:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/02/24/far-higher-share-of-students-are-passing-at-least-one-ap-test-during-high-school/ 4.    Florida Standards “As Stringent” as NAEP:  http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-standards-stringent-naep-levels-says-report?utm_source=Constant%20Contact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=News%20Alert 5.    Escambia County student advances to Scripps Bee:  http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2016/02/20/escambia-county-student-advances-scripps-bee/80683592/

FSBA Daily Updates: Legislative Session 02-25-2016

FSBA LEGISLATIVE REVIEW WORKSHOPS AND WEBINARS After the 2016 Legislative Session adjourns, FSBA will be conducting a series of Legislative Session Review Workshops and Webinars for school board members, superintendents, district staff, and any other interested parties.  Our on-site Workshops and on-line Webinars provide a comprehensive analysis of education appropriations and detailed summaries of the education related…