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  • New movie re-ignites “parent trigger” debate

     
    As part of the GOP convention in Tampa, some guests are attending a preview of the new movie Won't Back Down, a film that is creating buzz and controversy in education circles.  According to the schedule sent out this morning, in fact, their viewing...
  • Sunday shows: Rubio, Axelrod, Clinton, Queen Rania

     
    Also, chief Tea Party Express strategist Sal Russo, Arne Duncan, Steny Hoyer, John Boehner, Kevin McCarthy, Ken Buck, Mike Pence, Dick Durbin, Mitch McConnell, Nick Clegg, Shimon Peres, Abdullah Gul, Marsha Blackburn and Cathy Rodgers....
  • Obama wants 10,000 new STEM teachers, U.S. DOE encourages Americans to teach

     
    President Barack Obama announced today that he wants 10,000 new STEM teachers (science, technology, engineering and math) recruited in the next two years. The White House said the push is part of an effort to improve math and science education, so that...
  • National unions, state workers, and teachers betting big on Sink

     
    PERRY – With hundreds of thousands of ballots already cast in the governor’s race, Alex Sink is scrounging for votes in small North Florida communities with a style reminiscent of Democratic candidates of decades past – appealing to their...
  • Outside money pours into Florida congressional races

     
    From Sentinel reporters Scott Powers and Mark Matthews: In the last two weeks, a trio of outside groups have come to the defense of U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson — spending about $110,000 on canvassing and web ads to help the Orlando Democrat against his...
  • Florida political parties raise $63 million; Scott gives himself $73 million

     
    The Florida Republican and Democratic parties reported nearly identical $31.6 million campaign-cash hauls Friday for the ten-week period from Aug. 20 through this week's fundraising deadline, blowing away what Democrats raised in...
  • Michelle Rhee’s agenda: Fix “broken” education system, a “bureaucracy about adults”

     
    Michelle Rhee, now an education adviser to Gov. Rick Scott, today released her new organization's agenda for fixing America's “broken” education system. Rhee, the former chancellor for Washington, D.C. schools, launched the group StudentsFirst...
  • Hillsborough hosting conference on teacher quality/pay next week (all local districts sending representatives)

     
    The Hillsborough school district — which won millions from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to rethink teacher evaluations and pay — has invited superintendents and union leaders to a conference on that topic next week. Rep...
  • Senate Committee Plans All-Day Hearing On Vouchers.

     
    If You're Planning To Attend ... ... tomorrow's Senate Education Committee hearing on emerges.html">SB1, the legislation that would legalize school vouchers in PA, you'd better eat your Wheaties before work. The session in Hearing Room One of the North...
  • New Anti-Vouchers Group Emerges.

     
    Since You Can't Tell The Players ... ... without a scorecard, we're going to try to keep track of the personalities behind the coming fight over school vouchers in Pennsylvania. A new astroturf group calling itself "Pennsylvanians Opposed to School......
  • Among The Conservatives, Part I.

     
    About 800 Movement Conservatives ... ... packed into a hotel ballroom in suburban Harrisburg tonight for the annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. Participants from all parts of the state spent the afternoon attending seminars on limited government...
  • Franklin Graham, Tim Keller will be guests on ABC’s ‘This Week’

     
    For Easter, ABC's "This Week" will offer interviews with the Rev. Franklin Graham and Pastor Tim Keller. Graham is president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and Keller wrote "The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism."...