Archive for September, 2013

CSMS is an “A”

CSMS is an “A” Congratulations to Citrus Springs Middle School who received notice today from the Florida Department of Education that their school’s grade of an “I” (incomplete) was change to an ”A”! When the other schools grades came out this fall CSMS’s was held up as their 8th grade math scores were so high […]

Inspire a Student and Read to Them

Inspire a Student and Read to Them Reading to kids make a difference Programme for International Student Assessment research and Scholastic’s report ‘Classroom Libraries Work!’ showed that students whose parents or adults that often read books with them during their first years of primary school show markedly higher scores than students whose parents and adults […]

Scott in 2012: “for Common Core” now Scott: “federal government’s overreach (with Common Core)”

Scott in 2012: “for Common Core” now Scott: “federal government’s overreach (with Common Core)” “Great Scott, what are you doing?” Since Florida Governor Rick Scott took office in 2011 he has push or used his office and position to support aggressive change in Florida’s educational system. Governor Scott enthusiastically signed into Florida law that mandates […]

Board Workshop Today on Common Core

Board Workshop Today on Common Core “Why is Gov. Scott doing this?” Today at 9:00am begins a School Board workshop and board meeting which includes conversation about Common Core. With yesterday’s announcement by Florida’s Governor Rick Scott that he is requesting that Florida withdraw from using the Common Core assessment PARCC test and with Gov. […]

9/11 presentation at CREST

9/11 presentation at CREST Today I attended a special 9/11 presentation to the high school students at CREST by Ms. Angel Vincent and Deputy Todd Farnham. Ms. Angel was a crisis counsel who went to the site of the twin towers following 9/11 and she shared about her experiences to the students and Dep. Farnham […]

9/11 Remembrance Day

9/11 Remembrance Day