CRC dumpster fire: Ed proposals advance to vote

Tomorrow the Florida Constitution Review Commission meets to vote on several public education issues.  The commission, which meets every twenty years, is comprised of GOP political appointees who have the power to propose and place changes to the constitution on the ballot. Florida is the only state that uses a non-elected committee to change its…

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Fine print in 7069 lowers district graduation rates

Florida HB 7069, the sweeping backroom deal brokered by Speaker Richard Corcoran, Senate President Joe Negron and Governor Rick Scott strips districts of credit for those students who graduate using alternate options such as online learning. Last year at least 1,000 at risk public school students earned diplomas from district-contracted private alternative school  Smart Horizons…

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Inside the FSBA 2018 Proposed Legislative Platform

There’s no time like the present to study the public education policy process. The Florida School Boards Association, comprised of the 67 school boards across the state, recently posted their proposed 2018 Legislative Platform items for consideration by their Legislative Committee this Thursday, October 26, 2018 in Gainesville. As in 2017, three or four items will be…

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