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Lawmaker Files Bill To Exempt Teacher Evaluation Data From Public Records

A Florida lawmaker has filed a bill which would keep teacher evaluation data private, according to the Florida Times-Union. The bill, filed by Fernandina Beach Republican Janet Adkins, is in response to a Florida Times-Union lawsuit seeking the data under state public records laws. At issue are “value-added scores,” which uses a complex statistical formula […]

Teacher Evaluation Data Can Be Kept Private For One Year Judge Says

A circuit court judge has ruled that teacher evaluation data is exempt from public records laws for a year, denying the Florida Times-Union’s request seeking the information. The paper was seeking three years of the component data used to calculate teacher evaluations gathered by the state. The Florida Department of Education initially said in January […]

Our Journey Into Florida’s Matrix

Three months ago we sought to put some hard numbers on how many students with disabilities are enrolled in Florida charter schools. We had no idea how elusive that data is. First, we’ll skip to the end and tell you what our investigation uncovered: More than 86 percent of Florida charter schools have no students […]

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