Bush, a prospective presidential candidate in 2016, urged a crowd of hundreds to take bold action to disrupt school systems that work for some students but not for many. An ideal system, he said, "wouldn't start with more than 13,000 government-run, unionized, politicized monopolies, who trap good teachers, administrators and struggling students in a system that nobody can escape."
The Orlando Sentinel, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 12:04 PM
Members of the Orange County School Board moved forward with plans to potentially create K-8 schools at two current elementary school locations. According to the district, it also plans to develop a K-8 school on district property known as the Old Audubon Park site.
Click Orlando, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 10:58 AM
Orange County will add four new kindergarten-through-eighth-grade schools in the next four years under a plan discussed by the School Board on Tuesday. The plans will involve rezoning at least a dozen schools and may coincide with the creation of several magnet schools in Orlando's downtown area.
The Orlando Sentinel, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 06:43 PM
Brave riders aboard the world's tallest roller coaster could spiral towards the ground at 65 miles per hour from a height of 155 metres at a new attraction planned for Orlando's International Drive. Work on the towering coaster, called Skyscraper and designed by Orlando-based US Thrill Rides, is scheduled to start next year with an opening in 2016, its developers announced Thursday.
Stuff.co.nz, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 04:47 PM
If former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush decides to run for president, he may be the lone Republican waving the flag for the Common Core . "The rigor of the Common Core State Standards must be the new minimum in classrooms," he said Thursday morning, according to prepared remarks for his keynote speech at an education summit in Washington, hosted by his reform-oriented Foundation for Excellence in Education.
Christian Science Monitor, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 01:13 PM