Underneath an orange-lit Orlando Eye last night, SunRidge Middle’s principal, Patricia Bowen-Painter, was named Orange County Public School’s 2017-18 Principal of the Year. The announcement caps off October’s celebration of National Principals Month. Bowen-PainterPatricia15Ms. Bowen-Painter, a 30-year educator who has been an OCPS principal since 2005, says, “Whether it has been as a classroom teacher, […]
After a sham selection process which lasted close to seven months, the Florida State University Board of Trustee has named Sen. John Thrasher to be the school’s new president. The Board overwhelmingly gave Thrasher the nod in a 11-2 vote. “I am honored to have been selected by the Board of Trustees to serve as […]
On Wednesday, Charlie Crist lent his support to the Florida Education Association suing to dismantle the major school choice program. Crist’s backing of the FEA puts him at odds with black ministers who support school vouchers. The particular program under scrutiny is called the tax credit scholarship program, which serves nearly 70,000 mostly minority children with scholarships valued at up $5,272.
The final recount in the District One School Board race has been tallied and incumbent Joie Cadle has retained her seat on the board by the staggering sum of barely more than 60 votes. Josh Katz ignited a flame which is not going out. Parents are up in arms about the Board’s cavalier attitude and performance, and teachers have finally found a way to fight back.