Tag: Brian Dassler

Florida schools roundup: Graduation investigation, charter schools and more

Graduation investigation:¬†The Florida Department of Education launches an investigation to see if school districts are dumping struggling students in their senior years into alternative schools¬†to improve the graduation rates at traditional high schools. Last month, the investigative news website ProPublica reported that alternative schools in the Orange County School District[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Common Core, high school MOOCs, Ghost of Education Past …

Common Core: There is general acceptance among teachers, teachers unions and politicians in Florida that Common Core is a good thing, but questions remain about testing and funding, the Associated Press reports. Next big step. President Obama can build on Common Core by creating another Race to the Top competition,[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Voucher accountability, single-gender schools and more

Vouchers need more accountability. So say David R. Colburn, director of the Askew Institute at the University of Florida, and Brian Dassler, chief academic officer for the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, in this exclusive op-ed for the Tampa Bay Times. Response here from the Heartland Institute, which says[Read More…]