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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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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Florida’s Education Plan May Cause Some Hiccups

Florida finally turned in the big state education plan, but it may be controversial or delayed. The law requires special measurements for subgroups who traditionally underperform. But rather than adjust the plan to conform to the law, Florida’s plan essentially keeps its accountability system the same as it was: The state plans to report on […]

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Because His American Dream Can Be Their American Dream- Superintendent Bob Runcie

Bob Runcie has led Florida’s Broward County Public Schools (the nation’s sixth-largest district) since 2011, after serving in several leadership positions in the Chicago Public Schools. Few have his experience or knowledge of what’s needed to—as he puts it: “dramatically transform public education in this country.” Coffee in South Florida in August? Is that even […]

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Racism & Back-To-School

I’ve heard it so many times. “I don’t see race, or class. I just see kids.”  Nonsense. Thankful these teachers are seeking out trainings to help them understand how racism shows up in the classroom, everyday. “You do see those things, and we treat kids differently, whether it’s gender, race, or class. There’s all these subtle things […]

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