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Class-size requirements may be gutted

The Florida Legislature is looking at a way to get around the class-size amendment. Two-thirds of the 849 core classes offered in elementary, middle and…

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Reply to blocking Rick’s Blog

I received this email from the school district this afternoon: “Ricksblog.biz is not blocked; however, if RicksBlog.biz contains an entry that includes any key/inappropriate word…

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Buzz: Thomas may reduce or remove SROs

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas was overheard this past week discussing the school resource officers. He said that he was considering reducing the number of SROs or…

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School property remains vacant

NorthEscambia reports the Carver/Century K-8 School, which the school district closed in May 2009, remains empty. After two years, the Escambia County School District has…

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Bergosh blames media (me) for Tate furor

School Board member Jeff “Godzilla” Bergosh sees the Tate sexual battery as “Rock’em, Sock ’em Robots.” He believes that Tate officials did no wrong and…

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Sex Offense not reported to FDOE

As I’ve written on this blog, Florida Department of Education is clear that sex offenses should be reported to the agency and law enforcement. We…

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School District refuses to release info on sex offenses

The Escambia Public School District reported to the Florida Department of Education that it had 17 sex offenses in the 2009-10 school year. Of those…

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Scott’s advisor Rhee caught in possible cheating scandal

As the District of Columbia’s former public schools chief, Michelle Rhee rode soaring student test scores to a national reputation as a model education reformer….

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DOE says report all sexual offenses immediately

The Florida Department of Education defines sexual offense and sexual battery in its “Definitions for Incident Reporting” (Appendix P)—that is part of Volume I: Automated…

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