Tag: Alachua County School District

Florida schools roundup: Testing, magnet schools, big budgets & more

School choice. Add Voices for Choices to the list of school choice groups in Florida. redefinED. Duval County School District leaders propose a “Public Education Strong” marketing campaign to lure students back from charter and private schools. Florida Times Union. Sunshine State News’s Nancy Smith says women are waiting to[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Tax credit scholarships, testing, textbooks and more

Tax credit scholarships. The House passes legislation expanding access to the program to students with higher incomes. Associated Press. News Service of Florida. It’s among  a host of issues lawmakers expect to tackle after a week-long holiday break. Sarasota Herald-Tribune. The Daytona Beach News-Journal scrutinizes the program in an article that states,[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Teacher of the Year, school grades fears, Rick Scott & more

Charter schools. An all-boys charter is set to open next month in Bradenton. Bradenton Herald. Teacher of the year. It’s Dorina Sackman, an ESOL teacher at Westridge Middle School in Orange County. Orlando Sentinel, Associated Press. The Florida Times Union has coverage on finalist Apryl Shackelford from Duval; the Fort Myers News[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Rick Scott, career education, school zoning & more

Charter schools. A Palm Beach County School Board member questions whether it’s appropriate to allow a charter school to stay in a district building that needs millions of dollars in renovations. Extra Credit. Career education. Manatee students make a splash in two national competitions – one in technology, and the[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Common Core, superintendents, turnarounds & more

School grades. Low grades create more teacher turnover, a teacher columnist argues. StateImpact Florida. Turnaround schools. Pushback in Pasco yields some flexibility from the state. Tampa Bay Times. Charter schools. The League of Women Voters ask questions in Polk. Lakeland Ledger. Common Core. Administrators are training for Common Core too.[Read More…]