Broward Wins For More Career, Technical and Adult Ed Teachers!

Broward County Public Schools was recently named one of 5 schools to receive a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  The dollars will allow BCPS to attract and retain more high school teachers in career and technical education. This aligns with Superintendent Runcie’s BESTT (Broward Education Superior Technology Teachers) program, intended to grow […]

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What The Iraq War And These Jax Charter Schools Have In Common

Lane Wright is a father of three in Tallahassee, former press secretary for Governor Rick Scott, and current editor for Education Post, a national education nonprofit focused on creating better conversations around improving our schools. Crosspost from The Capitolist. To say Arrealious Preston struggled in school would be an understatement. He came to KIPP Jacksonville as […]

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“Voices4Ed” Is A Different Conversation ((PodCast Alert!!))

When smart people bring their vision to life to illuminate the voices of students, parents and teachers.  Ikhlas Saleem and Lane Wright launch Voices4Ed to talk about what’s really happening in our public education. This episode features Sharif El-Mekki, co-founder of The Fellowship: Black Male Educators for Social Justice Vincent Cob II at the Inaugural […]

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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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