John O’Connor is a reporter for StateImpact Florida, a project of WUSF, WLRN and NPR covering education. John writes for the StateImpact Florida blog and produces stories for air on Florida public radio stations.
John is a former political reporter for The (Columbia, S.C.) State and the Daily Record in Baltimore. He has a bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland. He was chosen as the South Carolina Press Association 2009 Journalist of the Year.
Eight times Brandon Lewis has taken Florida's Algebra I end-of-course exam. And eight times he's failed it.
One of Florida's largest community colleges is trying to reduce the amount of debt its students take on. As part of a federal experiment, it has barred them from taking out any unsubsidized loans.
The giant for-profit college chain will unwind after the Department of Education cut off its access to federal money.
Critics charge that during his tenure in Indiana, Tony Bennett rigged the system to grade charter schools better.