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
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
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
John Land was honored Friday night by the Tri-County League of Cities which renamed its Lifetime Achievement Award in his honor, giving the first-ever Mayor John H. Land Lifetime Achievement Award to the former mayor himself. He appeared healthy and spry at the banquet in Winter Park, accepting... John Land was honored Friday night by the Tri-County League of Cities which renamed its Lifetime Achievement Award in his honor, giving the first-ever Mayor John H. Land Lifetime Achievement Award to the former mayor himself.
The Orlando Sentinel, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 12:03 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