Happy 20th Anniversary to the A+ Plan

On June 21, 1999, Governor Jeb Bush signed Florida’s A+ Plan for Education into law, beginning a systemic transformation that serves as a national model for raising student achievement. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this comprehensive strategy to improve public education, the Foundation for Florida’s Future is publishing a blog series featuring perspectives from the people that made it […]

Valencia Way and the Power of High Expectations

By: Principal Simaran Bakshi Here’s a lesson that students at my school are far too familiar with: if you hear a gunshot, jump in the bathtub. It’s the best way to survive if someone continues shooting into your home. If you grew up in a neighborhood ravaged by crime and violence, then you may have collected your own[…..]

Florida’s Accountability System

On June 21, 1999, Governor Jeb Bush signed Florida’s A+ Plan for Education into law, beginning a systemic transformation that serves as a national model for raising student achievement. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this comprehensive strategy to improve public education, the Foundation for Florida’s Future is publishing a blog series featuring perspectives from the people that[…..]