Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 1:11 pm
The Florida Education Association and National Education Association filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the constitutionality of Florida’s teacher evaluation system.
The system was created under a law passed in 2011 known as Senate Bill 736.
Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 2:37 pm
Will Florida need a ‘Plan B’ test for new standards set to hit state schools in 2014? And if not, will school have the computers and bandwidth necessary for the online tests?
That’s just one item on tomorrow’s State Board of Education agenda.
Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 8:00 am
As the spring semester winds down around the country, one teacher, Gerald Conti, is not going quietly.
Conti is retiring from Westhill High School in Syracuse, NY at the end of this school year and his resignation letter has become a manifesto for critics of the Common Core.
Sen. Bill Montford, a Democrat from North Florida, doesn't like the Parent Empowerment in Education bill. It's much better known as the parent trigger bill.
“We know overall that the majority of students that are successful have parents that are involved,” Montford said. “It's critical to have parent support and involvement in the schools.”
Montford is CEO of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents.
What happens to our students if no one pays attention to them?
Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 10:58 am
The State Board of Education will get an update next week on Florida’s next education standards, the Common Core State Standards.
The meeting will include information about the technology needed to implement the new assessments that are scheduled to begin in early 2015.
Originally published on Tue April 9, 2013 1:16 pm
Education Commissioner Tony Bennett says he will have more information next week about plans for implementing new education standards known as Common Core.
The State Board of Education is meeting next week.
“We have rolled out a very aggressive implementation plan,” Bennett said. “We know that we have to be fully implemented and prepared to teach and assess these standards in 2014-15.”
Florida and 45 other states are transitioning to Common Core.