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Report: Miami-Dade’s Poorest Schools Have District’s Least Experienced Teachers

Students in some of Miami-Dade’s lowest-income schools are more likely to have teachers who are new to the profession, who miss more school time and who receive lower evaluation scores, according to a new analysis by the National Council for Teacher Quality. Washington, D.C.-based NCTQ looked at student and school data by school board district […]

Explaining A $50 Million Jacksonville Effort To Recruit And Retain Top Teachers

Jacksonville-area businesses and nonprofits are trying to raise $50 million to help recruit and retain top teachers for three dozen of the district’s most challenged schools. The effort, known as Quality Education for All, is intended to help improve schools that have been the center of education-related lawsuits for decades. The money will pay bonuses […]

A Q&A With Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

When former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in other states about education, he points to policies he championed while in office. Bush recently spoke with StateImpact Florida about his role in the national education debate, why Republicans and Democrats can find common ground on education and what he’s learned . Q: Governor, how do you […]

Jeb Bush Taking Florida Education Ideas Nationwide

Indiana education superintendent Tony Bennett was new to office and looking to make dramatic changes to his state’s schools. The biggest? Require third graders pass a state reading test or get held back. But the state lawmakers were hesitant. So Bennett and Gov. Mitch Daniels, both Republican, called in some help: Former Florida Gov. Jeb […]

Feedback Loop: Parents Say Their Kids Are Fed Up With FCAT

As parents of 3rd graders grapple with the release of FCAT reading results — an additional 4,000 students are at risk of being held back — parents of students in other grades know how will it affect their kids. Many, such as Maldebot, wrote to say their children were discouraged. What can I do ? […]

Could Florida Benefit From Federal School Discipline Study?

Federal officials are concerned too many disruptive students are winding up in the juvenile justice system — and therefore not completing their education, according to Education Week‘s Politics K-12 blog. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan describes what he saw leading Chicago schools: “A small group of principals were calling the police too often to […]

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