Jeb Bush

Hacker Posts Bush Family Correspondence Online

Feb 8, 2013
The Smoking Gun

A hacker cracked email accounts of several Bush family members -- including former Governor Jeb Bush and former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush -- and posted the information online.

The news was first reported by The Smoking Gun website. From their story:

Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be a "headliner" next month at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland.

The CPAC meeting on March 14-16, 2013 is labeled as the "largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists."

Ellie Moxley / StateImpact Indiana

Citing his experience at many levels of education and his work on new, national Common Core standards, the State Board of Education unanimously chose Tony Bennett as Florida's next education commissioner.

Board members said there will be no learning curve for Bennett when he takes over in Florida.

"I think Tony's experience in being a teacher, a superintendent, a coach and a statewide elected leader brought a lot more real-time, real recent experience in terms of where we need to get to," said board member Kathleen Shanahan.

Florida 4th Graders Top Readers in the World

Dec 11, 2012
Tampa Bay Times

The report, Trends in International Mathematical and Science Study, ranks fourth-grade reading skills. Florida had among the best scores, performing at the same level as Hong Kong, Russia, Finland and Singapore.

The Foundation for Florida's Future Executive Director Patricia Levesque says now that reading levels are improving, it's time to put more focus on math and science.

Forty-five states and the District of Columbia have signed on to implement new school curriculum and standardized tests.

It's called Common Core, and it'll replace Florida's FCAT.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is a big supporter of Common Core - and has been pushing this and other reform efforts around the country.

Education reporter Sarah Gonzalez with our StateImpact Florida team sat down with the conservative education advocate to talk about his national agenda.

Q&A With Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

Jun 11, 2012
Chip Somodevilla / Getty News Images

StateImpact Florida spoke with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush about his role as a national education leader, and how he's using his experience in Florida to convince other states to adopt reforms pioneered in the Sunshine State.

Bush spoke about Republicans and Democrats finding common ground on education, his lukewarm support for federal reforms and the defeat of the parent trigger bill during the last legislative session.

Here's an excerpt:

Jeb Bush Taking Florida Education Ideas Nationwide

May 30, 2012
Joe Raedle / Getty News Images

You won't find much that President Obama and Mitt Romney agree on, but both parties' presidential candidates have praised former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's education ideas.

Bush is taking ideas he pioneered in Florida national, particularly requiring third graders pass a state reading test before graduating to fourth grade.

It's one reason Indiana education superintendent Tony Bennett says Bush is the most influential person in U.S. education.