A woman bonded out of the Orange County Jail Monday night, charged in connection with a random attack in downtown Orlando. Orlando police said Billie Jean Pryor , 27, ran up to two people who were dining at the outside tables at Gringos Locos restaurant on East Washington Avenue at approximately 2:15 Monday morning.
Click Orlando, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 10:55 PM
Orange County teachers have inked a deal with their school district to hold teachers harmless on the first round of Florida's new standardized tests, reports the Orlando Sentinel's Leslie Postal. The move essentially skirts the goal of Florida's 2011 merit pay law, which said teacher quality should be judged in part by student academic growth, as measured by tests.
Palm Beach Post, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 08:14 AM
In a high-profile summit on education last week, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said we shouldn't worry so much about students' self-esteem when it comes to setting grades. "This morning, over 213 million Chinese students went to school and nobody debated whether academic expectations should be lowered in order to protect their students' self-esteem," he said Thursday at the National Summit on Education Reform.
St. Petersburg Times, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 09:22 PM
As a University of Florida student, Joseph Baker spent his summer break as a lifeguard on a Jacksonville beach. It was there that he met a girl named Dede Duguid.
The Orlando Sentinel, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 08:43 PM
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