Statement on Florida’s Education Plan Approval

The Foundation for Florida’s Future issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s approval of Florida’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan. “Florida’s state education plan sustains and strengthens a proven accountability system that have transformed our state from one of the worst performing to a national leader in student success.   “Validated by results in […]

Florida’s Jump in K-12 Student Achievement

By Shan Goff As a former teacher, I know Florida is home to the nation’s hardest working educators and innovative school leaders. The Sunshine State is also home to a strong accountability system centered on the success of each and every student. The results have been nothing short of transformative – and the positive news keeps coming.[…..]

After Beating Cancer, My Son’s Next Fight Was for a Quality Education

Families from across the country are observing September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to recognize the more than 15,000 youth diagnosed with cancer every year. Florida mom and pediatric cancer advocate Cristina Maxwell shares her son’s story of overcoming cancer and finding the best educational options.   My son, Nic, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor[…..]