Pinellas schools hope app engages parents is an article from a Florida newspaper about a large school district creating a smartphone app for students. Here’s how it begins: Pinellas County schools have launched a new smartphone application meant to encourage parents to play a more active role in their children’s education. The “PCS Family Engagement […]
Florida PTA Urges State to Make Changes to School Accountability System is the headline of an Ed Week post. Here’s an excerpt: The Florida PTA issued a press release this week asking lawmakers and state Department of Education officials for the following: Proper field-testing and test development in areas that mirror Florida’s diverse demographics; A […]
Florida school board nixes idea of dress code for sloppy parents is a recent news article describing a Palm Beach School Board decision to shoot-down the idea of a dress code for parents. Here’s an excerpt; Debra Wilhelm, president of the Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association union, said addressing parents’ dress was far from […]
I’ve published multiple posts about the parent trigger in Florida — both its defeat last year and its expected success this year. However, instead, it was defeated today. Here are some articles describing what happened: ‘Parent trigger’ legislation fails in Florida Senate is from The Washington Post. Florida ‘Parent Trigger’ Law Fails—Again is from Education […]
I’ve previously posted a number of times about the parent trigger fight in the Florida legislature. Now it’s gotten weird. Read the Miami Herald article Parent trigger bill spawns mystery video from supposed supporters.
Earlier this week, Florida’s parent trigger proponents couldn’t find a parent to appear at their press conference. Now, the legislator sponsoring the bill is claiming support from the highest levels in the Democratic Party. Read the highly-respective Tampa Bay Times PolitiFact feature’s rating their claims as “False”: In trying to persuade Democrats to support his […]
Things are getting a little surreal in this year’s effort to get a parent trigger bill passed in the Florida Legislature — proponents couldn’t find a parent to appear at their press conference, and all the state’s parents groups are lined-up opposing the bill. Read all about it here.
Conservative Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett has announced his opposition to a proposed parent trigger law because: the proposal gives the state too much power and creates too much red tape for parents. It’s a very interesting article. Here’s another excerpt: But Bennett wrote that the proposal “seems to require an overly burdensome process for […]
After being defeated last year, a bill to implement the parent trigger in Florida is being re-introduced in the Florida Legislature. You can read all about what happened last year here. Let’s hope this new effort meets a similar fate.
The Florida PTA has just been given the National PTA Outstanding State Advocacy Award for its successful fight against the parent trigger last year. Here’s what the National PTA says: The Florida PTA is being honored for their comprehensive advocacy campaign related to Florida’s Parent Empowerment Bill. Florida PTA’s success was rooted in the concept […]
I’ve previously posted about the parent trigger proposal in the Florida legislature. Happily, the trigger continues its descent into irrelevancy since the Florida bill was defeated today. Here are a few articles about its defeat: Why Florida’s parent trigger bill failed in state Senate is by Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post. Tense fight over […]
Here are three very interesting articles on the parent trigger debate in Florida: Parent trigger bill faces uncertain future is from The Tampa Bay Times. Education overhaul: ‘Parent trigger’ legislation clears hurdle, ready for Senate vote is from The Sun Sentinel. Fla. Senate panel clears parental ‘trigger’ bill is from The Herald Tribune.
Here’s a video from The Huffington Post about some unwise parent involvement efforts in Florida that I’ve previously posted about:
A Florida legislator’s terrible idea of having teachers grade parents was shot down last year, but now has just passed a legislative committee in its first vote. You can read my previous posts on the topic here.
I’ve written several posts about the very bad idea of teachers grading parents on their level of school engagement, which was being pushed in a Florida bill in their legislature. Happily, as a Florida newspaper reported today, the Parental Report Card [Is] Dead. Unfortunately, the bill’s sponsor plans to re-introduce it next year…
I’ve written several posts about the unhelpful idea being pushed in Florida to have teachers grade parents. Happily, it doesn’t look like its making any kind of substantial progress. Here’s a news report giving an update and a Florida newspaper’s editorial against it.
I’ve written several posts about the unhelpful idea being pushed in Florida to have teachers grade parents. You can read a series of questions and answers with the Florida legislator making the proposal here. I’m still not convinced….
The newly-elected governor is Florida has some decidedly unhelpful ideas on what to do in the name of parent involvement. Read about them here.
A few days ago, I posted about a Florida legislator’s proposal to grade parents (see Bill Proposed To Grade Parents — What’s In Florida’s Drinking Water?). A Florida newspaper just published an editorial against the bill, which also provides more details on the proposal — Stargel Bill to Grade Parents: State Intrusion in Parenting.
A legislator in Florida is proposing a bill that would have teachers grade their student’s parents on their school participation. Now, THAT would really do wonders for teacher-parent relationships… Linda Perlstein has a good piece exploring the consequences of such a bill. If you combine this crazy scheme with all the other unhelpful ideas Governor […]