Tag: Rick Scott

Common Core as an Election Issue

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on March 14, 2014 1 Comment
Common Core as an Election Issue

I spoke with a reporter from Education Week yesterday about the status of different pieces of legislation in different states.  While we’re not seeing repeal bills advance like we’d like to see I’m still encouraged by the number of bills and any movement forward.  Just seeing how this issue has advanced since the last legislative […]

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Florida to Put Cursive Back in Their Standards

Florida to Put Cursive Back in Their Standards

Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said that she would be announcing changes to the Common Core in the coming months.  The changes are a result of Florida Governor Rick Scott ordering public comment on the Common Core when he made the decision to pull the state out of PARCC.  One change will be that the […]

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Stotsky Calls For Abolishment of Florida DOE

Stotsky Calls For Abolishment of Florida DOE

Sandra Stotsky, former Senior Associate Commissioner of Education in Massachusetts and Professor Emerita at the University of Arkansas, released a statement concerning the upcoming summit called by Florida Governor Rick Scott concerning the Common Core State Standards. Stotsky also served on the Common Core validation committee for the English-Language Arts standards and refused to sign […]

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Rick Scott Pulls Florida Out of PARCC

Filed in Common Core Assessments by on September 23, 2013 8 Comments
Rick Scott Pulls Florida Out of PARCC

Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) announced today that he is ordering Florida to withdraw from PARCC.    He is also ordering that public comment sessions to be held in order to receive input on any alterations that should be made to the Common Core State Standards.  He is also ordering a data security review and ordering the […]

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Common Core Criticized at Defending the American Dream Summit

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on September 3, 2013 0 Comments
Common Core Criticized at Defending the American Dream Summit

Americans for Prosperity Foundation held their annual Defending the American Dream Summit in Orlando, FL last Friday and Sunday.  The Common Core State Standards were discussed by a number of the speakers (and by the crowd on occasion). Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) reemphasized his opposition to the Common Core State Standards which you can see […]

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New Florida Law in Conflict with Common Core?

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on April 23, 2013 0 Comments
New Florida Law in Conflict with Common Core?

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law that makes Algebra II an optional course for pursuing a “standard” diploma which is contrary to the Common Core.

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Michelle Malkin is (Almost) Spot On

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on January 23, 2013 0 Comments
Michelle Malkin is (Almost) Spot On

Michelle Malkin has made the Common Core State Standards the subject of her syndicated column this week which has been published not only on her own website, but at places like Townhall.com and National Review.  Her first article is the first in a series on the Common Core so perhaps she’ll get to it.  She […]

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Florida Governor Addresses Trinity Christian Academy’s EOC Assessment Problem

Filed in Education at State Level by on August 23, 2012 0 Comments
Florida Governor Addresses Trinity Christian Academy’s EOC Assessment Problem

Dr. Dennis Robinson, the Headmaster of Trinity Christian Academy in Deltona, FL and President of the Florida League of Christian Schools, emailed me this afternoon to let me know his guidance counselor received a response about the end-of-course assessment debacle from Florida Governor Rick Scott via the Florida Department of Education: Dear Ms. Hellender: Governor […]

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Dennis Robinson: EOC Test Failures Present Problems for Students Transferring In

Filed in Education at State Level by on August 21, 2012 0 Comments
Dennis Robinson: EOC Test Failures Present Problems for Students Transferring In

I was able to speak on the phone today with Dr. Dennis Robinson who is the Headmaster of Trinity Christian Academy in Deltona, FL and President of the Florida League of Christian Schools.  I wrote yesterday about the problems the emails he and one of his staffers had sent to Florida Governor Rick Scott.  Dr. […]

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The Impact of Florida’s Assessments on Private Schools

Filed in Education at State Level by on August 21, 2012 0 Comments

I received an email from Anne Gassel, one of our partners here, after the post on the end of course kerfuffle being experienced by at least one private school in Florida.  She made some interesting comments about the impact assessments could have with Florida’s private schools. With her permission I’m sharing her thoughts here: Thinking […]

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