Tag: ALEC

Florida roundup: Common Core, school board transparency & more ALEC

Charter schools. A Lake County charter will get money to stay open despite an unfavorable audit that showed problems with record keeping for enrollment. Orlando Sentinel. Common Core. The Manatee school board votes to release students early on one Wednesday a month next year so teachers can have more time[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: charter schools, virtual schools, ALEC & more

Charter schools. The updated CREDO study isn’t as flattering about charter school performance in Florida. Gradebook, SchoolZone, StateImpact Florida. Virtual schools. Pasco sets up a summer program for its e-school so students don’t take Florida Virtual School classes – and cost the district money in the process. Tampa Bay Times.[Read More…]

Education profiteers? These folks?

It’s true: ALEC likes school choice. Walton likes school choice. Jeb Bush likes school choice. Some of the folks who like school choice even say bad things about traditional public schools and teachers unions. But this is true too: President Barack Obama is a fan of charter schools. Former President[Read More…]

Florida roundup: FCAT, private schools, charter school funding & more

Private schools and FCAT testing. So far, two schools that accept tax credit scholarships have signed up, reports SchoolZone. The deadline is March 1. Charter schools. A bill to be considered by the House Education Committee this week would require school districts to turn over empty buildings to charter schools[Read More…]

Florida roundup: School funding, creationism, teacher evaluations & more

School funding. Gov. Rick Scott proposes to spend $1.2 billion more on public schools next year. Coverage from Tampa Bay Times, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Lakeland Ledger, Associated Press, News Service of Florida, Naples Daily News, StateImpact Florida, Panama City News Herald. More money will prove lawmakers care, writes Tampa Bay[Read More…]

Florida roundup: ALEC, Common Core, teacher evaluations and more

ALEC to remain neutral on Common Core. Report from EdWeek. As we noted last week, Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education weighed in against the ALEC resolution. Thumbs up from Checker Finn. More from EdFly Blog. Speaking of Common Core … Education Week writes about the dispute between the[Read More…]