Tag: Acclaim Academy

Florida roundup: Charters, testing, pot-smoking principals and more

Charter schools. Jacksonville’s Acclaim Academy charter school closes its doors ahead of schedule, angering parents. WJXT. First Coast News. Testing. Schools often interrupt their normal flow of classes to make way for computer-based testing. Miami Herald. Pasco parents seek clarification on testing rules. Tamp Bay Times. Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell[Read More…]

Florida charter school chain suddenly founders 

A pair of charter schools in Orlando and Jacksonville, Fla., is shutting down abruptly, in an apparent unraveling of what had been a growing network. As of last fall, three military-style Acclaim Academy charter schools enrolled more than 1,100 students in North and Central Florida, according to state Department of Education records. A[Read More…]