A bill filed in the Florida House and in the Florida Senate allows Florida school districts to write their own standards provided they are equivalent to or better than the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.
The Florida Stop Common Core Coalition released their score cards of candidates in six contested primaries Florida Senate and House primaries on August 30th
State Senator John Legg (R-Lutz), chair of the Florida Senate Committee on Education PreK-12, filed SB 616 on Monday that according to the press release he sent out will “foster student innovation, creates teacher and school district flexibility, and maintains academic accountability.” “We need better, but fewer, tests. This bill maintains accountability, while creating a much […]
Florida Senate President Don Gaetz and Speaker of the House Will Weatherford want out of PARCC. I’m not sure how that would work since Florida is the fiscal agent for the consortium. The Tampa Bay Times reports: Senate President Don Gaetz and Speaker of the House Will Weatherford said they were troubled by “serious issues” […]
Schools which have had difficulty evaluating and getting rid of poor teacher will be responsible for evaluating parent involvement if a bill before the Florida House and Florida Senate is passed this year. State Representative Kelli Stargel (R-Lakeland) introduced similar legislation last year which failed. She reintroduced the bill called “Parental Involvement and Accountability in […]