Florida Celebrates 20 Years of the A+ Plan for Education

By Patricia Levesque,  Executive Director   When Florida’s legislature opened its 1999 session—twenty years ago this week—we had an education system that had been failing its children for generations. In fourth-grade classrooms across the state, nearly half our students were reading severely below grade level. Even more students were low performers in math, ranking well below the […]

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Your Voice Matters This School Year

By Patricia Levesque As a parent of two school-age children, I know how important this time of year is. With vacations behind us and the summer pleasures of cookouts and camps coming to an end, my family and I have turned our attention to the school year ahead. We are ready! It’s my fervent hope that in[…..]

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Florida’s Education Report Card Grades Lawmakers on Student-Centered Policies

Tallahassee, Fla –  Today, the Foundation for Florida’s Future released Florida’s 2018 Education Report Card, which grades legislators on their efforts to improve student learning and access to a quality education in the Sunshine State. “Thanks to the leadership of many legislative champions, countless more Florida students now have access to a quality education that prepares them[…..]