Author: Geoff Fox

Colorado non-profits focused on out-of-school learning

Two Denver-based non-profits are working to expand learning experiences outside classroom walls. ReSchool Colorado is partnering with the Donnell-Kay Foundation on a state ballot initiative that would establish a state-funded out-of-school learning program for low-income students. Initial plans call for $300 million in state funding over six years to serve[Read More…]

Siblings find safety, inspiration and second family at charter school

Editor’s note: Throughout July, redefinED is revisiting stories that shine a light on extraordinary schools. Today’s spotlight, first published in August 2018, relates how a third-grader who experienced bullying was able to thrive after enrolling in Renaissance Charter School at Tradition in Port St. Lucie. Dylan Stanton was routinely bullied at his[Read More…]

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DeSantis budget cuts to impact Florida charter schools

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has vetoed just over $1.35 million in funding that would have gone to several charter schools around the state, including Academy at the Farm in Pasco County and Somerset Academy in Jefferson County. The cuts were part of the $131 million in appropriations the governor excised[Read More…]

‘Historic’ private school conference kicks off in Lakeland

Lakeland, Fla. – More than 850 private school educators packed Victory Christian Academy this morning for a two-day conference featuring national speakers and workshops on teaching, learning and student assessment in Florida. The conference, organized by the state’s largest scholarship funding organization, draws its audience from educators whose schools participate[Read More…]