Lawmakers Seek to Repeal, but Not Replace, Parts of School Accountability Law

by Lane Wright, editor at Education Post, a nonprofit fostering better conversation for better education. The state senator sponsoring a new education bill in Florida is very adamant about one thing: “This is not a retreat on accountability.” Sen. Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee) repeated it three different times during a press conference Wednesday afternoon in Tallahassee, […]

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“I Am Who I Am and I Will Not Be Bullied!” –The Story of Little Cindy Arenberg- An Insatiable Child Advocate Who Grew Up to Lead a Government

Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, President/CEO of the Children’s Services Council, believes her life of happenstance and opportunity led her to Broward. But, follow her story and see, it’s more than chance. Cindy has an uncompromising allegiance to her moral compass. And, I think she is exactly who she set out to be…an insatiable advocate for children. […]

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To Be Young, Gifted and a Student of Color

So, I have to say…I’m a little proud of our school district. Recently the Washington Post highlighted Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) for a revolutionary policy started over a decade ago that rolled out universal screening for giftedness for every second-grade student. Previous to this policy, gifted testing was initiated at the recommendation of a […]

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