Florida Schools Roundup

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)

redefinED roundup: parent trigger shot down in Florida, Blaine Amendment complications in Missouri and more

Florida: A parent trigger bill goes down on a dramatic 20-20 vote in the state senate. The same body quietly approves an expansion of the state’s tax credit scholarship for low-income students. Washington, D.C.: President Obama and Republican governors have found a lot of common ground on education, but private school vouchers[Read More…]