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Florida PTA supporting HB 311/SB 788 and HB 427

Florida PTA supporting HB 311/SB 788 and HB 427 PTA puts students first! I was excited today to receive Florida PTA’s ‘Welcome to Legislative Session 2018’ communication.  Florida PTA is a well-respected organization that advocates for the needs of our public school students and families. In the communication Florida PTA shared their support for these […]

New Citrus Blessings Video debutes

New Citrus Blessings Video debutes I am honored to serve on the Board of Citrus County Harvest,Inc. a non-profit that operates Citrus Blessings. Citrus Blessings program is dedicated to silencing the weekend hunger of local children in need. Each week during school year participants receive a bag of food to take home for the weekend. […]

New Year in education, what might we expect

New Year in education, what might we expect With the New Year brings concerns, but also hope, in public education in Florida. The Florida Legislature begins the 2018 Regular Session on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018. The 2017 session gave us some improvements to Florida education laws, but it also gave us some new challenges. In […]

Concerns over new Florida law on grad rates and alternative programs

Concerns over new Florida law on grad rates and alternative programs This is another example of why it is vital that we must have in Florida educational laws a local option for the use of student portfolios at the high school level to demonstrate mastery of high school standards just like we have available for […]

Chronicle: State meddles in local control of schools

Chronicle: State meddles in local control of schools New State law creates new challneges and cost for disticts. Chronicle shares concerns of ever changing state laws governing curriculum selection in schools. Parents very much should (and do) have a voice and choice in students’ curriculum. We must be careful about laws that over empower special […]

Chronicle gives thumbs up to HS graduation bill HB 311

Chronicle gives thumbs up to HS graduation bill HB 311 Chronicle editorial board this week smartly endorses State Representative Dr. Massullo’s new alternative graduation options bill (HB 311). We all need to encourage Florida Representatives and Florida Senators to support this essential new legislation.  The editorial shared; If this program allows people to capitalize on […]