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Back In Tallahasee, Jeb Bush Gets a Taste of Push-Back Against His Education Legacy

| February 11, 2015

Appearing at an education Summit, Jeb Bush, who is preparing a run for the presidency, saw his common core, school voucher and high-stakes testing ideas challenged, as they would likely be on the campaign trail.

Common Sore:
Jeb Bush’s Education Problem

| December 18, 2014

The Republican Party’s tea bag wing is unforgiving – so far – over his embrace of the Common Core standards even though the federal government has had almost nothing to do with them.

Americans Don’t Learn: Step Up the Bombing; Common Core Myths, Fox’s Ray Rice Shame, Clinton and Bush Rejoined

| September 9, 2014

Americans want more bombing in Iraq and Syria, more common core myths are exploded, the pity of Gaza, the largest greenhouse gas increases in 30 years, and remembering Sam Kinison and Pablo Neruda.

State Plans to Rebrand Common Core to “Florida Standards,” But With Minor Changes

| January 21, 2014

Stewart said the changes — which include 60 new standards, 37 clarifications and two deletions — and the inclusion of standards beyond the reach of Common Core, which only covers English and math courses, justifies the new name.

Appeasing GOP Panic Over Common Core, Gov. Scott Promises Revisions To State Standards

| January 12, 2014

Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said earlier this week that her department would propose about 40 changes to the voluminous education benchmarks. The overwhelming majority of the changes Stewart is set to propose would add material to the state’s version of the standards.

Why Florida Should Embrace Common Core: A Conservative Perspective

| November 26, 2013

“I believe in Common Core State Standards, believed in them decades before they existed, and desperately want them for my grandchildren, their children and the future of this great nation,” writes Nancy Smith, the conservative editor of Sunshine State News. “If I’d been an educator, I might have invented them.”

First of Three Common Core Public Hearings Brings Out Raucous Partisanship

| October 16, 2013

The hearings were part of Gov. Rick Scott’s plan for dealing with the politically volatile issue. Scott has already begun distancing the state from a consortium developing tests for Common Core, and has suggested the hearing could come up with ways to amend the academic benchmarks.

Flagler School District Lauds “Culture of Innovation” in State of Education Address

| October 1, 2013

Tuesday evening’s State of Education Address highlighted what the district survived through the last few years of contraction, where it is today, what challenges it is facing in the next few years, and how it intends to tangle with those challenges.

In Political Balancing Act, Scott Pulls Out of Testing Group But Preserves Common Core

| September 23, 2013

By withdrawing from just the testing partnership, Scott’s decision Monday was more of a political balancing act than either a radical departure from Florida’s Common Core policy adopted in 2010 or a repudiation of the tougher standards that have been rolling out in schools through FCAT 2.0 for the past three years, in preparation for Common Core.

Pam Stewart Appointed Education Commissioner Amid Common Core Strife

| September 18, 2013

Pam Stewart’s appointment came amid jockeying over the future of education in Florida and rumors that Gov. Rick Scott will soon issue an executive order on schools, possibly dealing with whether the state will go along with a common-core related multi-state test aimed at measuring new, national standards for learning.

GOP Rep. Debbie Mayfield Files Bill to Limit or End Common Core in Florida

| August 30, 2013

Rep. Debbie Mayfield’s measure would require the State Board of Education to meet certain requirements before moving forward with the English and math portions of the standards and specifically bar it from implementing common core in any other subject areas.

Gov. Scott Sets Education Summit Amid Direction’s Growing Uncertainties

| August 25, 2013

The summit, which will last from Monday afternoon to Wednesday afternoon in Clearwater, comes after the resignation of former Education Commissioner Tony Bennett and as debates swirl about the state’s school-grading system and a move to “Common Core” standards.

Lies, Distortions and Delirium: The Flagler Tea Party’s Kaput Take on Common Core

| August 23, 2013

Diane Kepus, a self-styled researcher and common core opponent, was the Flagler County tea party’s speaker this week. Her presentation on common core, mostly inaccurate or outright false, explains to some extent why the school board has been on the defensibve, as have other boards and states, against a misinformation campaign that has not been countered effectively.

Most Flagler Schools’ Grades Drop, Following State Trend, As Tougher Standards Kick In

| July 26, 2013

In Flagler County, not a single school saw its grade improve and five fell back a grade, though two maintained their A rating: Indian Trails Middle School and Belle Terre Elementary. Grades would have been worse had the state Board of Education not agreed to artificially prop them up, limiting grade drops to a maximum of one letter grade.

Common Core Here to Stay Despite Heckles by Conservatives, But Testing Questions Remain

| July 24, 2013

The decision by legislative leaders to call for Florida to withdraw from a group of states preparing new tests for student learning has set off a round of battles over the future of Florida’s involvement in the “common core” standards project. And it causes complications for Florida education officials, many of whom support common core.

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