Florida Schools Roundup

redefinED roundup: School choice advocates gather in New Jersey, charter school woes in Alabama and more

New Jersey: At the American Federation for Children national summit, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie invokes civil rights era imagery to make his case for vouchers. (Associated Press) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal tells choice advocates they have “truth and the American people on (their) side.” (abcnews.com) Newark Mayor Cory Booker decries an[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Voucher politics in Wisconsin, Jeb Bush in S.C., school choice defense in Florida and more

Florida: State Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson responds to newspaper questions about charter schools and vouchers. (Tampa Bay Times Gradebook blog) He suggest school choice critics have a double standard. (redefinED) Wisconsin: Vouchers have become an issue in the Democratic primary for governor between candidates Tom Barrett and Kathleen Falk. (wispolitics.com)[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Jindal signs off on vouchers in Louisiana, charter school opposition in Alabama and more

Louisiana: Gov. Bobby Jindal signs off on far-reaching changes in education, including creation of a statewide voucher program. (Associated Press) The state teachers union vows to file a lawsuit challenging the program’s constitutionality. (New Orleans Times Picayune) Meanwhile, another bill to expand school choice – with a program similar to[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: charter school performance in Florida, school shopping in Michigan and more

Florida: State report says charter school students perform better than peers in traditional public schools. (Florida Times Union) State task force will begin planning for digital learning. (Orlando Sentinel) Washington, D.C.: President Obama should support the D.C. voucher program, which has shown good results and enjoys bipartisan support, the Washington[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Jeb Bush to talk ed reform in S.C., voucher politics in Pennsylvania and more

Louisiana: Senate approves statewide voucher program on a 24-15 vote. (New Orleans Times Picayune) The vote was bipartisan, again. (redefinED) Gov. Bobby Jindal succeeds in a sweeping education overhaul. (Associated Press) South Carolina: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be the keynote speaker at an education reform summit later this[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: tax credit scholarships in South Carolina, parent triggers in Colorado and more

Louisiana:  State Superintendent John White: Teachers are soldiers in fight for social justice. (Baton Rouge Advocate) State House passes bill for program similar to tax-credit scholarships. (New Orleans Times Picayune.) Voucher and charter school proposal rolls through state Senate committee. (Shreveport Times.) South Carolina: State House passes major expansion of school choice,[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Jalen Rose’s charter school in Michigan, vouchers in Louisiana and more

Louisiana: State House passes voucher bill (New Orleans Times Picayune) with bipartisan support. (redefinED) Michigan: Charter school started by former basketball star Jalen Rose has more applicants than openings. (MLive) Florida: Parent trigger bill apparently died for reasons other than pros and cons of parent triggers. (Sunshine State News) New[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Voucher plan advances in Alaska, Florida Virtual School gets more scrutiny and more

Alaska: Voucher bill gains ground in the legislature. (Alaska Dispatch) Florida: Florida Virtual School, a national model, comes under more scrutiny for its effectiveness. (Education Week.) Indiana: More competition from school choice means school districts must step up their marketing, a columnist argues. (Lafayette Journal & Courier) All-boys charter school coming to Indianapolis. (Indianapolis Star)