For four years straight, each of Florida‘s public universities has raised its tuition as much as state law allows, with the blessing of their state overseers. Enough already.
Presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign has released a list of people who are advising the campaign on education issues, including a former U.S. Secretary of Education and a current state schools chief.
The Huffington Post | By Tyler Kingkade After approving a $300 million cut to Florida‘s public universities in earlier April, thus cutting public higher education state funding for the fifth year in a row, Governor Rick Scott vetoed legislation late last week that would allow the University of Florida and Florida State University to raise … Continue reading
Neftali Martinez, 10, walks into the classroom and gets right to work. He looks up the words “universe” and “biology” in the dictionary. He reads part of a story about outer space. He participates in a review session for the vocabulary test he will take in two days.
By Marcos Restrepo Florida Republicans are actively pursuing legislation to expand funding for charter schools, as part of a larger push to strengthen school choice in Florida and give more tax payer dollars to privately-run, non-traditional, K-12 public charter schools.
By Leslie Postal, Orlando Sentinel Florida lawmakers want to give parents the power to dictate the future of poorly performing public schools, sparking criticism from parent advocates and others that the effort is part of a continuing campaign to privatize education.
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By Juan Williams Thirty percent of America’s high school students drop out and never graduate. Fewer than half of the nation’s black and Hispanic students graduate on time from high school.
“Because of the proliferation of new technologies, the younger generation today is outgrowing traditional forms of education – remember pencils, chalkboards, textbooks and graphing calculators? Whether we are in the car, on the train, at work, or in a classroom, mobile technology in particular is giving us the ability to learn on-the-go.
KIMBERLY HEFLING WASHINGTON — The expansion in public prekindergarten programs has slowed and even been reversed in some states as school districts cope with shrinking budgets. As a result, many 3- and 4-year-olds aren’t going to preschool. Kids from low-income families who start kindergarten without first attending a quality education program enter school an estimated … Continue reading