Deadline Is Closing To Add Our Touch To The Master Plan. Chime In!

The master plan which governs the way Florida handles its education issues is currently under construction. The plan is in the phase where we, as citizens and parents, get to chime in before it moves forward. This is our chance!! We only have until July 31. Why should you care? Whether or not your have school-age children, education […]

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Broward Schools SmartPhone App: Most Of What We Want, Some Of We Need

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) launched a new app last year. I downloaded it immediately. School information in the palm of my hand? Yes please! Knowing how my kids did and how schools are doing is important to me… and to all parents. And though no one source can really paint the full educational picture, this app […]

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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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She Survived, Then Public Schools Failed Us So We Home-Schooled

by Basilisa Perkins, mother of 2 and public health educator in Broward County, FL. Advocate for her girls and, at times, homeschool teacher to her daughter with special needs. We found an at-home early intervention program just after she started chemotherapy. Outside of her medical needs, we knew Katie would need a lot of help. Unlike her older […]

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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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