Education Policy: Where the Florida Gubernatorial Primary Candidates Stand

Karen Effrem provides a Common Core/FedEd/High Stakes Testing/Preschool comparison of the Florida gubernatorial primary for both parties.

DeVos on 2017 NAEP Results: “We can and must do better for America’s students.”

Betsy DeVos at CPAC 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos responded to the stagnant nationwide scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) but touted Florida who saw gains in fourth and eighth-grade reading and math scores as a bright spot. 

Federal Influence on State and Local School-Discipline Policies

Jane Robbins and Erin Tuttle: Federal interference in state and local policy is harmful and unacceptable in all circumstances, usually for reasons of polity and liberty. But in the case of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, it appears it contributed to something even worse.

Florida House and Senate Bill Allows Schools to Write Own Academic Standards

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.