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A Better Way

Since the summer of 1998 when I first moved to Florida, our state has been possessed by the notion of testing and accountability. Jeb Bush based much of his gubernatorial campaign on the idea that public schools were in need of reform, and that by assigning grades to teachers, schools and districts, they would foster a new era of accountability. 476 more words

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Friday Five - Episode 9 - 8/18/17

Today’s topic: Mindfulness in Education

I began my personal mindfulness meditation practice just over 8 years ago. To say that it has changed my life would be a huge understatement. 85 more words

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Teacher Voice - Episode 2

This week’s Teacher Voice podcast is a full-length interview with Josephine Amato, the director of the Safe Bus For Us parent advocacy group. As last week has shown, safe school bus transportation for children living within two miles has become a contentious issue, especially in light of the traffic jams and challenges for local businesses that the additional cars and student walkers on the road have caused. 52 more words

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Day One

Can you feel it? All that promise and potential?

I know I can.

It’s currently 3:42 a.m. and I can’t sleep. I’ve actually been awake since 1:37, but didn’t get out of bed until an hour later when I realized there was no hope of falling back asleep. 467 more words

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Friday Five - Episode 7 - 8/4/17

Today’s topic: A Question of Equity

There’s been a lot of talk concerning equity now that we’re back to school this week, which made me think about how inequitable the funding is here in Florida. 84 more words

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Friday Five - Episode 5 - 7/21/17

Happy Friday, everyone! Thanks for stopping by to check out the latest edition of the Friday Five. Please listen and share with any and all concerned education stakeholders you know. 82 more words

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The $8,358 Question

If you’ve ever wondered why we have so many financial problems here in Hillsborough County Public Schools and the majority of school districts across the state of Florida, look no further than Tallahassee. 478 more words

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