Contract negotiations underway for Jefferson County charter takeover
Contract negotiations underway for Jefferson County charter takeover
Erin Clark | March 27, 2017
Somerset Academy has a record of raising the achievement levels of poor minority students. Will it work in Jefferson County?
Senate Education Committee talks testing tweaks
Senate Education Committee talks testing tweaks
Erin Clark | March 24, 2017
The Senate Education Committee dedicated its weekly meeting to issues of assessment bloat and effective testing.
‘Safety valve’ wanted for harsh mandatory minimum drug law
‘Safety valve’ wanted for harsh mandatory minimum drug law
William Patrick | March 23, 2017
The highly-addictive opioids are legal pain medications when prescribed by a doctor, and can leave some people hooked after their prescriptions expire.
Senators get up to speed on medical marijuana sticking points
Senators get up to speed on medical marijuana sticking points
Erin Clark | March 23, 2017
Wednesday’s Health Policy Committee workshop served to catch up the members on the controversial parts of Amendment 2 roll-out.
Lawmakers aim to create jobs by cutting occupational licensing red-tape
Lawmakers aim to create jobs by cutting occupational licensing red-tape
William Patrick | March 22, 2017
Florida as the fourth most restrictive state in the country with respect to occupational licensing regulations, says the Institute for Justice.
Indiana has top charter school law
Indiana has top charter school law
John Bicknell | March 22, 2017
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools' top 10 is a mix of established charter programs and newer systems.
Federal appeals court sides with small dairy farm against state regulators
Federal appeals court sides with small dairy farm against state regulators
William Patrick | March 22, 2017
Ocheesee Creamery can now call its skim milk exactly what it is -- skim milk -- says the 11th Circuit.
Money fuels medical marijuana debate
Money fuels medical marijuana debate
Erin Clark | March 21, 2017
Florida's already-licensed dispensaries are spending big bucks to stay involved in the legislative debate on medical marijuana.
Unsung Hero: Retired Air Force captain uses social media to hold city officials accountable
Unsung Hero: Retired Air Force captain uses social media to hold city officials accountable
William Patrick | March 20, 2017
Burnie Thompson is building a new model of accountability using social media to ruffle the feathers of the political the establishment in the Florida panhandle.
Florida TaxWatch: School choice options a better bargain for state
Florida TaxWatch: School choice options a better bargain for state
Erin Clark | March 17, 2017
Florida TaxWatch finds Florida spends more than it says on schools- but not on charters.