Roll Call: Is Gov. Scott Keeping Promises To Kids?; Texas STEM Challenge; Protesting Testing
Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign promises come under fire, in Monday’s education headlines.
Rick Scott Ann Scott children: Scott’s pro-children gestures lack follow-up, advocates say – Gov. Rick Scott pledged to improve the lives of Florida’s children, but critics say those promises have not yet been kept. The Orlando Sentinel
USF, Gov. Scott May Challenge Texas Longhorns, Gov. Perry – Gov. Rick Scott is working with the University of South Florida on several ways to challenge the University of Texas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — or STEM — program. KnightNews.com
Michael Boyer, Manatee schools’ new CFO, seeks to “work off facts” – Manatee schools have hired a new financial officer, who is quickly tracking down ways to improve the ways the district spends money. First up is overhauling the district accounting system so the public can better track spending. The Bradenton Herald
Treasure Coast school boards unhappy with FCAT; urge new way to assess students – Indian River and Martin school boards could become the next Florida districts to sign on to a national anti-testing petition, spurred by latest dust-up over state writing test scores. TCPalm.com