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Florida PTA Asks State Board of Education To Reconsider Race-Based Plan

The Florida PTA is asking the State Board of Education to reconsider a five-year plan which sets different achievement goals by race. The new goals have drawn criticism from local school officials, who argue they set a lower bar for black and Hispanic students. State officials say the race-based goals are required for Florida’s waiver […]

Everything You Need to Know About Education and the Florida 2012 GOP Primary

As the Republican candidates for president arrive in Florida, they agree on one thing: The federal government should have a smaller role in education. But what that role should be varies among the candidates. If you’re still trying to make up your mind, here’s StateImpact Florida’s guide to where the candidates stand on education.

How Will No Child Left Behind Be Remembered?

Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the No Child Left Behind federal education law, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Maureen Downey is thinking about its legacy: Because the anniversary is looming, I am getting lots of statements on the law and its impact, most offering a mixed review of its effectiveness. I listened Tuesday to a […]

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