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Jeb Bush to teach, lecture at Harvard this fall

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be spending some time at Harvard University this fall. Harvard’s Kennedy School announced on Tuesday that Bush, who unsuccessfully sought the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, will be a visiting fellow in the Program on Education Policy and Governance. Bush plans to serve as a guest instructor and presenter on education issues during several visits to the Ivy League university during the fall term. He is the founder and chairman of the Foundation for…

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Jeb Bush calls for “complete overhaul” of system in education plan

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Jeb Bush is calling for a complete overhaul of the nation’s education system in a plan that focuses heavily on school choice. In a post on Medium, Bush unveiled a wide-sweeping education plan that increases support for charter schools and makes federal aid to low-income and special needs students portable. The proposal also gives high school graduates a $50,000 line of credit to help pay for college and would make the federal debt collection system more transparent. “Every individual in…

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Backers of Jeb Bush nonprofit include banks, schools, lottery

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Big-time donors to a nonprofit educational group founded by Jeb Bush, disclosed for the first time Wednesday, highlight the intersection between Bush’s roles in the worlds of business, policy and politics years before he began running for president. Bush provided the names to The Associated Press. After leaving the Florida governor’s office in 2007, Bush formed the Foundation for Excellence in Education, with a mission “to build an American education system that equips every child to achieve their God-given potential.”…

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Florida’s widening student proficiency gap, and what we can do about it

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Children are not all the same, nor are they equally ready upon graduation for the challenges of college or the modern workforce. A new report by the bipartisan Foundation for Excellence in Education found Florida is currently suffering from what education experts call a “proficiency gap,” where Sunshine State students are increasingly falling behind. Started in 1999 by former Gov. Jeb Bush, the Foundation believes every child has the ability to learn and achieve success. To provide an equal opportunity…

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Common Core critics protest Jeb Bush speech in Tampa

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Two hours before Jeb Bush was scheduled to address hundreds of people at the Hillsborough County Republican Lincoln Day dinner in Tampa, 15 opponents of Common Core education standards stood outside the Pepin Hospitality protesting the former Florida governor’s appearance. “I’m against anything that nationalizes education,” said Emma Jane Miller, a former private school teacher from Valrico who helped organize the rally. She’s also a member of the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee, and said she was unhappy that she…

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