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May 22, 2014 via Tampa Bay Times

Florida PTA joins push for SB 850 veto

The Florida PTA has followed the Florida Education Association in urging Gov. Rick Scott to reject SB 850, a bill amended in the final hours of session to expand the state's voucher program. Full article

May 12, 2014 via Tampa Bay Times

An animated Jeb Bush impresses New York audience

NEW YORK -- Jeb Bush gave an impassioned speech before New York's top political donors, casting immigration reform as a way to grow the economy, warning of a declining American Dream and pressing back on Common Core critics. Full article

May 12, 2014 via The Daytona Beach News Journal

Governor hits Common Core in signing education bills

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s office announced Monday he had signed a trio of bills aimed at allaying fears about the state’s version of the Common Core education standards, including one inspired by a controversy in Volusia County. Full article

May 11, 2014 via The Florida Union Times

School vouchers for poor may help middle-class students

More parents will be able to afford private schools for their children if the governor signs a bill expanding Florida’s tax credit scholarships. Full article

May 3, 2014 via Tampa Bay Times

Schools emerge as big winner from Florida Legislature’s session

TALLAHASSEE — Not long after the 2014 legislative session came to a close Friday, Senate President Don Gaetz said it had been "a good year for education." Full article

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May 17, 2014 posted by George Parker

Equality is About Options, Same Today as in 1954

My personal story serves as an illustration of just how far we still have to go as a nation in fulfilling the promise of equality in education set out by the Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court case, which was decided 60 years ago this week. Read more

May 8, 2014 posted by Katherine Leiva

A Lesson for Life

As I analyzed the court case packet, I kept hearing a voice in my head that said “read between the lines, there is so much depth to every sentence.” All I could think was that I was in way over my head and the verdict I had come to just seemed too obvious. Read more

May 6, 2014 posted by Dido Balla

I Teach for Jeyson

Often, family members, friends, colleagues, and even my students ask me, “Why do you teach?” When I think about an answer to this question, I can’t help but think about that Monday morning, when 17 year old Jeyson entered my 9th grade ESOL class in late November. Read more

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