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Florida Virtual School Still Accepting Enrollments K-12

Florida Virtual School Full Time (FLVS Full Time), a statewide online public school, is still accepting enrollments for grades Kindergarten-12 for the 2017-18 school...
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What Has Betsy DeVos Actually Done After Nearly Six Months in Office?

By Alyson Klein  |  When U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos came into office, many in the education community were terrified the billionaire school choice...
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Need a Public Document?

Need a public document or record, but not sure how to go about getting it?  The beautiful thing about Florida’s Sunshine laws is that...

NNPA Hosts National Black Parents Town Hall

In an on-going effort to increase awareness about the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) in the Black community, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA)...
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Making Graduation Meaningful: A Real Qualifications System for U.S. Students

One of many features of high performing education systems is a qualifications system.  A qualifications system defines key gateways, the same for all students,...

Young Adults Pessimistic About Direction of Nation, Energized About Politics

CHICAGO, March 18, 2017—A new GenForward survey released today shows that about 70 percent of African American, Asian American, and Latino/a young adults disapprove of Donald Trump’s first...
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Should parents be forced to give children their last name(s)?

The New York Times has reported that in the stte of Georgia, a husband and wife have sued to have the right to give...

The Torch: Motherwit, Guideposts and Stories to Purposeful Womanhood

New Book Aims to Help Young Girls and Women Proclaim Their Own Identities While Challenging Negative Influences Created in Popular Culture and Social Media. ...

Florida’s New Standardized Exams Fail First Test

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida's new system for standardized testing of public school students so far gets a failing grade. The computerized exams, known as the...