Florida Citizens Alliance Objections to Textbooks to be Heard at Special School Board Meeting June 1st

Thursday, June 1, 4 PMCCPS Administrative Center5775 Osceola Trail, NaplesSeven Collier County parents affiliated with the Florida Citizens Alliance will each have up to ten minutes to object to Collier County Public School textbook selections at a Special School Board meeting next Thursday, thanks to SB 864: Instructional Materials for K–12 Public Education, signed into law by … Continue reading Florida Citizens Alliance Objections to Textbooks to be Heard at Special School Board Meeting June 1st

Recapping Florida’s 2017 Legislative Session – Part 2

As promised in my last post, here's a look at the major education policies contained in bills awaiting the Governor signature.Testing - The many people who wanted fewer state-mandated tests, a later “testing window” (calendar) in which to give them, and a return to paper-based assessments got much less than they asked for. Just one … Continue reading Recapping Florida’s 2017 Legislative Session – Part 2

Recapping Florida’s 2017 Legislative Session – Part 1

The Old Capitol BuildingTallahassee, FLThe 2017 Legislative Session ended Monday, 3 days late, because the House and Senate could not get their only constitutionally-mandated job — passing a balanced budget for the 2017–18 fiscal year — done on time.It took Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran making significant deals behind closed doors … Continue reading Recapping Florida’s 2017 Legislative Session – Part 1