Floridians elected a staunch Common Core opponent in Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL) to become the Sunshine State’s next Governor.
Maren Hicks encouraged administrators to heed teachers’ concern about standardized testing and policies that lose sight of the children in their care.
A high school teacher in Miami, FL had literature textbooks that she purchased carted away because they did not fit with the Florida Standards.
Karen Effrem provides a Common Core/FedEd/High Stakes Testing/Preschool comparison of the Florida gubernatorial primary for both parties.
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.
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.
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.
Shane Vander Hart: A propaganda piece for social-emotional learning on the website of the CBS affiliate in Miami, FL prompted a visceral reaction.
Florida, Kentucky, and New Jersey are seeking a testing waiver from the U.S. Department of Education under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
There is a new law in Florida that gives parents an ability to challenge textbooks and instructional materials that they find objectionable.