Please buy my child a teacher

The following letter is posted, with permission, from a mom of three children attending public schools in Orange County, FL. These teachers already exist in our public schools, and in fact most of our teachers fit this description. However, they are stifled by the misguided priorities of decision makers at the state and local levels. The very … More Please buy my child a teacher

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Florida’s Accountability System is Called into Question

Parents, students, teachers, administrators and other educational leaders across the state have been questioning the validity and benefit of our educational accountability system for years. The high-stakes system uses standardized test scores to evaluate students, teachers and schools, leading to important decisions such as retention, graduation, and even teacher and administrator pay. At the center of … More Florida’s Accountability System is Called into Question

It’s a new school year! Get informed about testing

Welcome back! As we begin the 2015/2016 school year, now is a good time to learn about and prepare for the experiences your child will have in school, which includes tests he/she will take and the amount of instructional time spent on test prep. Remember, you are your child’s best advocate and the more informed … More It’s a new school year! Get informed about testing