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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Broward Schools Is Suing The State!

The last educational laws which cleared the house were controversial to say the least. Underhanded tactics were used to bundle lots of good stuff everyone wanted with HIGHLY controversial legislation, funding charter schools to build practically on top of failing traditional public schools. But Broward Schools is fighting back calling the move unconstitutional. Read why here in the […]

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