Sen. Bill Montford, a Democrat from North Florida, doesn't like the Parent Empowerment in Education bill. It's much better known as the parent trigger bill.
“We know overall that the majority of students that are successful have parents that are involved,” Montford said. “It's critical to have parent support and involvement in the schools.”
Montford is CEO of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents.
Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 10:58 am
The State Board of Education will get an update next week on Florida’s next education standards, the Common Core State Standards.
The meeting will include information about the technology needed to implement the new assessments that are scheduled to begin in early 2015.
Originally published on Tue April 9, 2013 1:16 pm
Education Commissioner Tony Bennett says he will have more information next week about plans for implementing new education standards known as Common Core.
The State Board of Education is meeting next week.
“We have rolled out a very aggressive implementation plan,” Bennett said. “We know that we have to be fully implemented and prepared to teach and assess these standards in 2014-15.”
Florida and 45 other states are transitioning to Common Core.
Parents of school children in Palm Beach County will soon be able to track the location of their child's bus.
Miami-Dade voters have approved a $1.2 billion bond referendum to improve public school infrastructure and access to technology.
Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho proposed the measure back in August.
Carvalho has said the bond would establish a "technology baseline" for Miami-Dade schools—so that all schools have at least a minimum number of computers, for example.