Using recently released federal data, ProPublica analyzed how students are faring under the various accreditors that oversee many for-profit schools
The organization is funded primarily by fossil fuel energy companies, including Koch Industries and ExxonMobil.
When the Charles Koch Foundation considered giving millions of dollars to Florida State University’s economics department, the offer came with strings attached.
This week alone several local school boards held serious discussions on the issue of high-stakes and high-frequency testing, which critics say improperly penalizes students and takes up valuable classroom instruction time. However, no concrete action has been taken. Most school boards are wary of being penalized by the state for being non-compliant.
This week, the Lee County School board voted 3-2 to opt out of state-mandated standardized testing. The district became the first in the state, and possibly the country, to do so.
Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill this week allowing the children of undocumented immigrants who have graduated from a Florida high-school to pay in-state tuition. Despite the fact that this was a hard-fought and momentous piece of immigration legislation, Scott has not been publicly celebrating this aspect of the bill.