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  • Rick Roach on testing, and Toni Jennings on raising the bar

     
    In case you missed it… Rick Roach, the Orange County School Board member taking the lead in the fight high-stakes testing, had an op-ed piece in Saturday's Orlando Sentinel. In it, he argued that the FCAT reading exam for 10th-graders fails too many...
  • Want to recall Rick Scott? Sorry, that's not how it works

    Want to recall Rick Scott? Sorry, that's not how it works
    In a moment, we'll run through some of the outrageous things happening in Tallahassee. But first, a quick note to all those Rick Scott-haters who are dying for a recall election: Shut up. And I mean that in the nicest possible way. Yes, the guy...
  • Three blood banks considering merger hire company to come up with new name

    Three blood banks considering merger hire company to come up with new name
    The proposed merger of the three largest blood banks in Florida, including one based in Orlando, is far enough along that a marketing company has been hired to come up with a new name for the conglomerate. The "rebranding" effort is the most telling sign...
  • It's time for jobs agency to remember its job

    It's time for jobs agency to remember its job
    Toni Jennings isn't someone you'd expect to criticize Workforce Central Florida. After all, she helped found the jobs agency. Heck, there's even an annual Workforce award named after her. Yet, on the heels of scandals over everything from superhero...
  • Scott needs to look at what we already have

    Scott needs to look at what we already have
    Gov. Rick Scott has slashed university funding, vetoed money for the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and emphasizes a very outmoded method for building businesses in Florida — cold calling companies to lure them here. None of that...
  • Mel Martinez leaves legacy of a quitter

    My daughter was practicing her violin last week and getting frustrated. Her bow was wobbling off the A string, occasionally scratching the high-pitched E. And "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" was a bit flat. She sounded exactly like what she is —...
  • Florida's next senator

    The announcement Friday by Mel Martinez that he won't finish his Senate term has turned Florida politics on its head. But it can easily right itself — and, in the process, do right by the residents of Florida. Gov. Charlie Crist holds the cards...
  • GOP veterans say new guys are spoiling the party

    Toni Jennings has a message for GOP leaders who have been spending someone else's money on their luxury lifestyles: Stop it. Stop doing it. Stop trying to justify it. In general, stop tarnishing the reputation of a party she and other worked hard to...
  • Alan Grayson's GOP challengers slide to right at forum

    The Republicans are stacked up seven-deep, trying to boot the outspoken Democrat Alan Grayson out of office. But you probably don't have time to vet all the candidates yourself. So on Wednesday night — when the Magic were continuing their comeback...
  • 2007 Most Powerful People in Central Florida

    As we have worked our way up the year's list of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida," we passed CEOs, philanthropists, political players and rising stars. But now we've reached the top and find five people who have control over the roads on...
  • 2006 Most Powerful People in Central Florida

    Who makes things happen here in Central Florida? Today, Taking Names columnist Scott Maxwell concludes the list of the 25 most powerful people. We are down to five -- three politicians, the head of the region's largest work force and the leader of one of...
  • The 25 most important people in Central Florida: 6-15

    On Tuesday, we started counting down The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida by unveiling 10 people, including two who are shaking up the establishment, a couple of media mavens and several behind-the-scenes political players and fundraisers....