Tag: Allen Altman

Florida schools roundup: Charter funds, gay teacher fired, Baker Act and more

Charters get payments:¬†Under protest, Broward and Orange school districts distribute about $15 million in local construction funding to charter schools after being ordered to do so by the Florida Department of Education. The districts wanted to hold the money in escrow until their lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the law[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Test-subbing, bonuses, contract talks and more

Test-subbing questioned: Florida’s plan to let school districts decide whether to substitute state standardized assessment tests with the SAT or ACT probably won’t work, according to a report prepared by the Assessments Solutions Group and presented to the Florida Department of Education and the Legislature. The study’s authors say neither[Read More…]