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A closer look at Orlando Sentinel story on Florida school choice programs

Quick summary: The Orlando Sentinel identified some legitimate issues that deserve fixes but also distorted the overall effectiveness of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and participating schools by omitting crucial information and context. The full body of evidence does not support the newspaper’s characterization of the system as broken –[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Virtual school, dropouts, charter schools and more

Virtual school outreach: More than 20,000 Puerto Rican students displaced by Hurricane Maria will be offered free access to course offered by the Florida Virtual School, whether they’re at home or in Florida. “I am glad that Florida Virtual School has stepped up to help these families as they rebuild[Read More…]

Union challenges ‘Best and Brightest’ teacher bonuses

By Jim Saunders News Service of Florida The Florida Education Association teachers union has filed a potential class-action lawsuit alleging that the state’s controversial “Best and Brightest” bonus program discriminates against older teachers and minorities. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Tallahassee, names as defendants the Florida Department[Read More…]

Nevada Supreme Court blocks educational choice program, but advocates see silver linings

Nevada’s Supreme Court struck down one of the most ambitious educational choice programs in the country today. But it also rejected two key legal arguments against private school choice. That means that while courts have blocked the Silver State’s new, near-universal education savings accounts, supporters believe the program can soon[Read More…]