BIG DAY!!! 2017 School Grades Are Out And There Is Reason For Some Celebration!

Grades are in!! Have you seen the results of Florida schools?  Where did your school land? Overall Florida, and South Florida in particular, made some real progress.  New testing standards for common core brought some hiccups in the last few years, so everyone has been anticipating the outcome of the 2017 tests. I don’t think anyone expected these results! Kudos to the hard […]

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SoFlo Tests Scores Are On The Rise!

Broward drawing closer to making the grade; not all schools, but most. This is sweet music to my ears as a parent with incoming 3rd and 8th graders next school year. Better test grades mean less gaps between brown kids and their non-brown friends, better school grades, better property values and more peace of mind. We have collectively been […]

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Research Says…Engaging Parents and Educators Of Color Changes Things

Earlier this month, The Leadership Conference Education Fund and Anzalone Liszt Grove Research gave us updates on a poll of Black and Latino parents’ views on how America is doing in educating our kids. Very few surprises in the sentiments: still disparities and major gaps in opportunities.  The “New Educational Majority” (in other words, us), remain disappointed […]

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Will Your Child Feel The Changes Of 2017 Schools?

It is done! The big education budget decisions are made and will now be put in motion. Some of us are happy, and some…not so much. Florida’s teaching profession will continue to suffer because salary raises are not going to happen this year. But families who have been locked in failing schools have new hope to break free from chronic underperformance.  Charter […]

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