Education fault lines separate Florida House, Senate

A fight over education policy is brewing at the Capitol. It pits supporters of traditional public schools against advocates for more school choice.  With new leaders in place, the Florida House and Senate will be the battleground for the contest over the state’s educational future. Each chamber will have its own distinct ideas about how…

Friday Five – 11/23/2018

Each week, Executive Director Andrea Messina selects 5 Things You Should Know in education news.  Read. Learn. Share. Retweet. National Geographic’s first Thanksgiving resources: Learn more Task students with taking a topic, a lesson, or a unit they are interested in and turn it into a podcast: Learn more Top Tech trends for 2019 in education:…

Friday Five – 11/16/2018

Each week, Executive Director Andrea Messina selects 5 Things You Should Know in education news.  Read. Learn. Share. Retweet. To learn, students need to DO something (why engagement matters): Read about it How to identify and promote credentials of value: Read about it Will robots replace teachers in the future?  Read about it School leadership: …

Florida voters are saying yes when school districts ask for more money. Is that a good thing?

Hillsborough County school superintendent Jeff Eakins takes a clear message from last week’s election, which saw many Floridians vote to tax themselves more to help public schools meet rising costs.  People see the challenges firsthand and “they know they want better,” he said, referring to tax referendums that won approval in Hillsborough and seven other…

*PRESS RELEASE* Historic Voter Turnout in Florida Demonstrates Strong Support for Public Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 9, 2018 CONTACT BillieAnne Gay, gay@fsba.org, 850.528.9104 Historic Voter Turnout in Florida Demonstrates Strong Support for Public Schools Tallahassee, FL – Florida experienced historic voter turnout with over 7 million Floridians casting their vote in the 2018 General Election on November 6. The 2018 election cycle has illustrated the public’s…

Florida Supreme Court considers education funding challenge

Florida’s Supreme Court justices gave just a few hints Thursday of how they’re thinking about a 9-year-old case that contends, essentially, that the Legislature has shortchanged some students in the state’s public education system.  The case, Citizens for Strong Schools vs. Florida Board of Education, focuses on the Florida constitution’s mandate that the state has a “paramount…

Friday Five – 11/9/2018

Each week, Executive Director Andrea Messina selects 5 Things You Should Know in education news.  Read. Learn. Share. Retweet. Florida TaxWatch has prepared a handbook for the newly elected Governor to help guide his transition.  You should read it: Full Article    School Bus Drivers can play a role in combating human trafficking: Full Article…