Tag: Academy Prep Center

With the right school and a portable scholarship, she found her voice and graduated with honors

Eliya McDonald was in ninth grade when everything fell apart. First her mom was diagnosed with frontal lobe epilepsy, a condition that caused frequent seizures and forced her to quit working. Before long, the family was homeless and car-less, living in a roach-infested hotel with most of their possessions gone.[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Private schools, testing, teacher pay or more

Private schools. A private school in an economically depressed Tampa neighborhood helps strengthen the surrounding¬†community and educates low-income students who rely on tax credit scholarships.¬†Mindshift. The Tampa Tribune profiles Academy Prep Center, which caters to low-income students in St. Petersburg. More on the school from StateImpact. Digital learning. The Tampa[Read More…]