Focus on Kids, Not Adults, To Build 21st Century Learning: Superintendent Robert Runcie

It’s not easy to get an audience with the person holding the highest office in the school district, so when we do we take full advantage. We get the parent-insider on big ticket items from the superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, Robert Runcie. In our first conversation last month Runcie was serious about staying focused on our schools and […]

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Will Your Child Feel The Changes Of 2017 Schools?

It is done! The big education budget decisions are made and will now be put in motion. Some of us are happy, and some…not so much. Florida’s teaching profession will continue to suffer because salary raises are not going to happen this year. But families who have been locked in failing schools have new hope to break free from chronic underperformance.  Charter […]

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The ESSA School Bells Are Ringing and There’s No Sign of Florida

States begin submitting their plans for Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) today, but I have no clue what’s happening with Florida’s. The ESSA plan tells the Department of Education (DOE) how we intend to measure student achievement and school performance. It is the roadmap for school accountability. And, Florida has a lot of latitude to change things. It’s unsettling to not know what my state is up […]

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Choice Goes Virtual And May Never Go Back

17 year old Micah is a transplant from Trinidad. She’s in the 11th grade, a member of the National Honors Society and the President of Key Club. And, she attends Broward Virtual Schools (BVS) full time. Virtual school is just as it sounds; classrooms are transported virtually through the power of software and the internet […]

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