Tax credit scholarships. On his blog The Fine Print, the AP’s Gary Fineout lists the “voucher” testing debate as one of the five biggest questions of the session. The Times/Herald takes a look at the “powerful political forces” supporting school choice scholarships. (The tax credit scholarships program is administered by Step Up For Students, which co-hosts this blog.)
Teacher unions. StateImpact Florida talks with FEA President Andy Ford about this year’s legislative priorities.
Teacher conduct. A former Pinellas high school teacher is sentenced to three years in prison for having sex with a 16-year-old student. Tampa Tribune. Bradenton police are investigations accusations that a Manatee County School District middle school PE coach inappropriately touched female students. Bradenton Herald. Sarasota Herald Tribune.
Testing. Tampa Bay Times columnist John Romano both praises and pans Education Commissioner Pam Stewart’s position on testing students with disabilities. Big changes coming for the SAT. Associated Press. Continue Reading →