Suit Filed!

It’s done. Broward filed the lawsuit against Florida’s HB 7069 on Monday, 10/16. Twelve districts joined Broward in calling out the new law for unconstitutionally increasing the authority of charter “Schools of Hope,” while lowering their accountability and threatening school funding. But, supporters of HB 7069 say it’s about time low performing traditional public schools […]

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The Education Aftershock As SoFlo Accepts Students From Puerto Rico

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) just said “they ain’t payin”, so go figure it out SoFlo!” An October 6th announcement from the FDOE says only schools that hit high enrollment of Puerto Rican students displaced by Hurricane Maria will get state help. Hialeah Republican Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., the House Pre-K-12 education budget chairman, […]

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Superhero Cape Not Included: Dealing With Stress As A Special Needs Parent

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. The stress level of parents of kids with special needs is comparable to that of a combat veteran. Though stress is a normal part of “adulting,” the demands […]

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Top Ratings and Building Issues: Robert Runcie Aces His Annual Review

“A” ratings all around. Looks like Broward Schools Superintendent, Robert Runcie, is having a much different experience from last year. In his 2016-17 annual performance review he was rated “highly effective” by 6 or 9 board members. “The key element to successful schools is found in strong school leadership … and the model Mr. Runcie […]

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