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Gingrich announces Florida campaign leaders, many close to Rubio

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich today announced campaign chairs and co-chairs for all of Florida’s 67 counties.

Rubio affiliates now working for Gingrich indicates shift of support for the new front-runner

By | 12.13.11 | 10:08 am | More from The Florida Independent

GOP 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has hired people close to Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., to head his campaign in Florida.

National Education Association announces plan to improve teacher quality

By | 12.09.11 | 10:27 am | More from The Florida Independent

The National Education Association, which represents 3 million teachers and education professionals across the U.S., announced new initiatives on Thursday “to increase the quality of teacher candidates, make sure that teachers remain at the top of their game throughout their careers, and to improve student learning by helping


GOP, presidential candidates attempt to soften immigration rhetoric for 2012

By | 11.29.11 | 10:28 am | More from The Florida Independent

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s recent call for a humane path to immigration enforcement makes him the most recent conservative voice calling for solutions that encompass something more than the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants.

Color Lines, a daily news site “in service to racial justice,” writes today that Gingrich’s”remarks More…

Hispanic GOP group announces N.M. officials

By | 11.14.11 | 9:23 am | More from The New Mexico Independent

A self-described “center right” Hispanic Republican group announced its two New Mexico state coordinators on Thursday.The Hispanic Leadership Network named Jamie Estrada, a former Bush administration official, and Christopher Saucedo, an Albuquerque attorney, to run the group’s grassroots outreach efforts in the state.

In September, HLN kicked off its More…

New Mexico pushes education agenda imported from Florida and Jeb Bush

By | 10.26.11 | 2:15 pm | More from The New Mexico Independent

In an effort to stem the tide of controversy and criticism leveled at her since being designated earlier this year by Governor Susana Martinez as state education secretary, Hanna Skandera sent out a letter last week to the New Mexico Coalition of School Administrators asking for their help in reshaping More…

Jeb Bush appears on ‘Al Punto’ to discuss education reform

By | 10.17.11 | 3:47 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appeared on Al Punto, a Spanish-language news program, on Sunday to promote his Foundation for Excellence in Education and his particular brand of education reform.

GOP legislators to speak at Bush-organized National Summit on Education Reform

By | 10.07.11 | 1:31 pm | More from The Florida Independent

State Rep. Erik Fresen and state Sen. Don Gaetz (both Republicans) will speak at the National Summit on Education Reform next week in San Francisco. The summit — organized by the Foundation for Excellence in Education, founded and led by former Gov. Jeb Bush — “offers an opportunity


GOP presidential contenders want federal govt. to scale back its K-12 influence

By | 09.30.11 | 4:51 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The GOP presidential candidates and Florida Republicans disagree on many issues, but they mostly agree that K-12 education policies should be designed at the local level and that the federal government should play a limited role.

According to Education Week:

The Republicans running for president may be working


Broward School District asks what’s next for charter schools

By | 09.28.11 | 4:47 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Broward County pubic schools would consider operating charter schools in an effort to “stem a drop in enrollment spurred by a growing number of charter schools,” according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.