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Local educator, Shaun Bennett shares why he's passionate about public education

Shaun BennettMusic teacher at Ortega Elementary, Shaun Bennett shares why he's passionate about public education and how he's thinking outside the box to get more resources into his classroom.

Continue reading to learn about his inspirational story.

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Historic new contract for Duval teachers

IMG_5383Today was a big day for Duval County Public Schools: The school board voted to approve an agreement with Duval Teachers United for a new three-year contract that is being called groundbreaking on both sides.

Keep reading to learn more and see what people are saying about the contract.

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New research looks at testing in Florida districts

WhatsNew_Testing031215A new white paper and interactive visualization looks at the amount of time that students spend taking tests in Florida districts.

Keep reading to learn more, or go right to the data.

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Testing and accountability debated in the Senate

After several hours of debate and public comment, Senate Bill 616 was adopted by the Senate Appropriations committee today, moving the conversation about testing and accountability forward. This was a crucial discussion - here's a quick synopsis of some points education advocates should know about this bill,

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Legislative Update: Florida's Testing Bills

As the Florida legislative session is underway, there are two education bills, Senate Bill 616 and House Bill 7069, which hope to address some of the major school assessment, teacher performance evaluations, and accountability concerns that have been expressed by education stakeholders across the state. 

Continue reading to learn about the impact of both bills for teachers and students.

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