Orlando Sentinel — Jack Chambless: Abolish school districts, equalize education

Posted 05/08/2015

Orlando Sentinel “Jack Chambless: Abolish school districts, equalize education” May 8, 2015 By Jack A. Chambless Another school year is being wrapped up for the more than 2.6 million kids in Florida’s 4,200 public schools. Some of those students will be in my classes next fall. When they arrive, many will discover that they have …

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Context Florida — William Mattox: Expand innovative program for special-needs students

Posted 04/21/2015

Context Florida “William Mattox: Expand innovative program for special-needs students” April 21, 2015 By Bill Mattox Six years ago, when Katie Swingle’s son was only 18 months old, a doctor reported that her boy’s autism would probably prevent him from ever being able to speak. Today, Katie’s son is not only communicating orally, but he’s …

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The Heartland Institute — Florida Bill Would Streamline Charter School Approval Process

Posted 04/20/2015

The Heartland Institute “Florida Bill Would Streamline Charter School Approval Process” April 17, 2015 By Jeff Reynolds The Florida House of Representatives is considering a bill that would streamline the charter school approval process and fast-track the closing of underperforming charters. House Bill 7037 would create a statewide institute whose mission would be to assist …

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Just Released Policy Brief: Expanding Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts — Why Florida Needs More of a Good Thing

Posted 04/07/2015

Just Released Policy Brief: Expanding Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts Why Florida Needs More of a Good Thing By William Mattox Director of The J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options, The James Madison Institute Click the image below to read the full Policy Brief or view the PDF here.

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PRESS RELEASE: Florida CFO Jeff Atwater, Commissioner Adam Putnam and Stephen Hayes of The Weekly Standard/FOX News Headline the 2015 JMI Annual Dinner

Posted 03/30/2015

WATCH HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO HERE. VIEW EVENT PHOTOS HERE. WATCH FULL VIDEO HERE. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                            March 24, 2015 CONTACT: Valerie Wickboldt (850) 386-3131 vwickboldt@jamesmadison.org Florida CFO Jeff Atwater, Commissioner Adam Putnam and Stephen Hayes of The Weekly Standard/FOX News Headline the 2015 JMI Annual Dinner; New JMI Education Policy Center Announced ~ Hundreds gather …

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CNN en Espanol (Cala Show) — Coverage of Sharp Mind, Noble Heart

Posted 03/30/2015

CNN en Espanol (Cala Show) Coverage of Sharp Mind, Noble Heart March 25, 2015

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Context Florida — William Mattox: Legislature should empower parents to enroll child in school that best fits

Posted 03/26/2015

Context Florida “William Mattox: Legislature should empower parents to enroll child in school that best fits” March 26, 2015 By William Mattox While attending a college information program with my high school son recently, I heard an admissions officer say something that every Florida legislator ought to hear. “The three most important letters in the …

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“Why Florida Needs Personal Learning Accounts for All High School Students” — Spring Journal 2015

Posted 03/17/2015

Read the full article in PDF form or click the picture below.

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The Torch — Florida: Forward Progress in Student Achievement and Delivering Best “Bang-for-Buck” in Education

Posted 02/25/2015

The Torch by Liberty Foundation “Florida: Forward Progress in Student Achievement and Delivering Best “Bang-for-Buck” in Education” February 25, 2015 By Dr. Bob McClure Article: https://issuu.com/libertyfound/docs/the_torch_february_2015_issuu/3?e=0

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Foundation for Excellence in Education’s Education Summit Recording

Posted 02/17/2015

In case you missed the summit, you can catch the full recording linked. Dr. Bob McClure, JMI president and CEO, moderated and education choice discussion you can watch that starts at the 1:30:30 mark: http://bit.ly/1Jnyl5i .

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