Parents, educators and supporters of public education will occupy the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., starting Friday to demand support for well-funded, high-quality public schools and an end to publicly funded private schools.
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According to a California-based organization backing Florida’s controversial “Parent Trigger bill,” the measure isn’t being led by charter schools or business-backed groups, and actually has the support of many in the public school system.
“National School Choice Week” launched its nationwide activities in New Orleans over the weekend with the participation of celebrities and elected officials and a proclamation of support by at least 25 state governors, including Rick Scott.
Ceresta Smith, an educator with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the University of Miami, spoke Saturday about opting out of K-12 standardized testing to a group of parents from the predominantly African-American neighborhood of Liberty City as part of National Opt Out Day.
Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential candidate who edged out an eight-vote victory over Rick Santorum in the Iowa caucuses, has a long track record on education that includes standardized testing and accountability, charter schools and school vouchers.
Florida’s application for up to $100 million in early learning federal grant money was rejected today. According to a statement issued by Gov. Rick Scott, his insistence that the grant not come with “strings attached” did not “win the favor” of the agency awarding the funds.
Florida’s Office of Early Learning announced that today the state Florida will submit its application for the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant, which is part of President Obama’s federal education initiative.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that Florida was awarded $4.9 million in its latest round of Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting grant money.
A legislative budget commission voted yesterday to accept federal home visiting grants GOP lawmakers had initially opposed because the money was allocated through the federal health care reform law.
According to Healthy State, state Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, a member of the Legislative Budget Commission, expects that the committee will accept the millions in Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program grant money allocated to the state by the Affordable Care Act.