Superintendents want Florida to lead the nation in K-12 education. We need legislation that will give us the financial resources and also remove the restrictive obstacles that hinder progress towards that end.
Florida’s public sector has learned that the convenience of new technology communication can come with a cost. While a misspoken word might be denied or forgotten, an imprudent email is permanently recorded, often costing individuals their livelihood, their employers $millions, and both their reputations. FADSS now offers an online course to train staff to steer clear of this dangerous trend.
Complying with Florida’s stringent public records law is a requirement that all district and school staff must take seriously to avoid fines, criminal charges and significant legal costs. FADSS now offers an online course that will prepare all staff to respond quickly and appropriately to any public records request.
The Florida Association of District School Superintendents and the Florida School Boards Association have created the Florida Education Investment Trust Fund (FEITF). Read more
FADSS 2014 Legislative Platform
FADSS Accountability Recommendations
Announcing FADSS 2014 Platinum Sponsors:
Crowne Consulting Group
Thermal Technology Services, Inc.
Florida Senate panel takes steps to simplify school grading formula
Tampa Bay Times
St. John's County Superintendent Letter to Teachers re: Release of VAM data
Montford files a time out bill for school grades
Miami Herald Blog
Editorial: Get grades right
Our Opinion: Lawmakers address school grades
Florida School Superintendents Sound Off On What They Want From Legislature In 2014
Want to Look Great on Global Education Surveys? Test Only the Top StudentsBloombergBusinessWeek
Ranking the states on NAEP – while taking socioeconomics into account
Bridge to Tomorrow
Study: Poor children are now the majority in American public schools in South, West
The Washington Post
Issue Analysis: Common Core
Ten Questions and Answers about “Common Core Standards”
The James Madison Institute
What A School Grade Means To Parents
"A school grade, in no way, accurately conveys the quality of education
provided to children. There is no emphasis on critical thinking skills,
creativity, ethics, logic and an appreciation for learning."
Researcher: Florida District Schools Outperform Charter Schools On Average