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Chronicle Editorial Board gives kudos to Citrus Schools

Chronicle Editorial Board gives kudos to Citrus Schools This week the Citrus County Chronicle Editorial Board again give high marks for the recent reports of all three Citrus County public high schools included in the Washington Post’s 2017 America’s Most Challenging High Schools list, and Lecanto High School was named in the U.S. News & […]

State Education Update: House & Senate Agree…

State Education Update: House & Senate Agree…    “The ‘House’ always win…” Citrus expected now to get $92K less than last year’s budget On Friday, April 28th, the Florida Legislators PreK-12 Education Budget Conference Committee convened.  In a most unexpected move, the Senate in their first “Offer” on the budget, the Senate accepted the House […]

Is another new train bill’s whistle starting to blow?

Is another new train bill’s whistle starting to blow?   2017 educational train bill may be getting ready to pull out of the station Last year Florida saw the passage of HB7029, a “train bill” that wreak havoc for Florida public education. (see blog; Legislators are boarding a ‘Chartered Train’ Wreck, Feb. 28, 2016) Many […]

Chronicle Weighs in on Charter Bills

Chronicle Weighs in on Charter Bills Chronicle: “Transfer of $200 million to charter schools stands only to weaken public schools, harm Florida’s students and potentially enrich connected lawmakers” I encourage you to please read this important and excellent op-ed column by the Citrus Chronicle Editorial Board, “Charter Push a Betrayal of Public School Students”, published […]

Gradebook Podcast tals to FSBA about 2017 Legislature

Gradebook Podcast tals to FSBA about 2017 Legislature Please listen to the Tampa Bay Times Gradebook podcast with host Time Education Reporter, Jeffrey Solochek as he interviews Florida School Boards Association’s executive director Andrea Messina to talk about the current Florida Legislative session. Ms. Messina I have the highest respect for and she is one […]

Citrus cleans up at Florida State Science and Engineering Fair

Citrus cleans up at Florida State Science and Engineering Fair District Science Special, Richard Crowley shared today that Citrus County students performed well at the 2017 Florida State Science and Engineering Fair. Congratulations to the winners and to all the students that advanced to the State level. Citrus winners from the state science fair: Kelly […]