FSBA BoardDocs Goal Tracking Webinar

Many organizations expend considerable effort to develop strategic plans only to find that actual implementation can be challenging due to difficulties associated with bringing the strategic plan to the forefront of important discussions and organizational decisions. Recognizing this hurdle, FSBA Partner, BoardDocs, is hosting a webinar for current BoardDocs users titled Goal Tracking – Following…

Education task force tackles achievement gap in Sarasota

SARASOTA – Members of a task force formed to bridge the achievement gap between low-income students and their more affluent peers presented preliminary recommendations to Sarasota County School Board members Tuesday. The task force suggested the school district work to increase parental involvement, reform discipline practices, increase attendance loss and prevent summer learning loss, among…

Florida school districts get more advice on Best and Brightest bonus

The Florida Department of Education continues to issue more guidelines on the controversial Best and Brightest teacher bonus program, as the Oct. 1 application deadline approaches. Its latest round of information seeks to answer questions raised by superintendents charged with determining teacher eligibility. Among the highlights, the department has explained that only classroom teachers are…

Florida’s school testing debate is alive again with calls to adopt a national exam

The push to overhaul Florida’s testing system is regaining momentum with a proposal to replace the new Florida Standards Assessments with tried and true national exams. Seminole County school district leaders, who launched the effort this summer, suggest the national tests would be less time-consuming and easier to implement. The FSAs can take up to…