story for which I recently received a George Polk Award was on how for-profit online education companies are influencing the development of favorable policies here in Maine, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education playing a key role.
As reported in my Press Herald story today, the Foundation and the "Florida model" it promotes are now being given center stage at Gov. Paul LePage's forthcoming education conference. The Press Herald piece also reveals new information on how foundation officials -- including some who will be presenting at the Mar. 22 conference -- have helped support the administration's non-digital education agenda, including the new "letter grade" system for public schools.
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