common core

DeSantis makes waves going into legislative session

DeSantis makes waves going into legislative session

Agree or disagree with his actions, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been making decisions–and lots of them–since taking office Jan. 8. Government is often accused of moving slowly, but the governor has made a point of taking some type of action on a variety of fronts discussed during his heated campaign for the office. Read […]

DeSantis orders revamp of Florida academic standards

DeSantis orders revamp of Florida academic standards

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order Jan. 31 to eliminate Common Core from Florida’s education system. The move has received praise from state and local education officials. Executive order 19-32, titled “Commitment to Eliminating Common Core, Ensuring High-Quality Academic Standards and Raising the Bar for Civic Literacy,” calls for the review and revision of […]

Education ‘stakeholders’ plan March for the Children

Education ‘stakeholders’ plan March for the Children

“We need to get back to preparing our kids for life rather than preparing our kids for the workforce,” local activist Debbie Gunnoe said. Gunnoe is a member of the Florida Citizens Alliance (FLCA), a group that opposes Florida Standards in education. FLCA, which is planning a march at on the state capitol next month, […]

Escambia County School hosts common core workshop

Escambia County School hosts common core workshop

Escambia County School District parents have a unique opportunity Sept. 4 to better understand their child’s education. Escambia County School District will host a family engagement workshop entitled “The Perfect Brainstorm in 3-D”  Sept. 4. from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Woodham Middle School. The workshop will focus on Florida Standards, which are similar to Common Core. Officials say the interactive […]