Tag: Broward County school district

The numbers behind a charter school in crisis — and a possible fix

Teachers fired. Parents confused. Warning signs debated. Last week, turmoil at Paramount Charter School became the latest South Florida crisis to draw a rash of media coverage, complete with an adversarial TV interview in the school parking lot and attention from charter school critics on liberal blogs. There’s a lot we don’t know about what’s[Read More…]

Three Florida districts chosen for charter school collaboration grants

Florida’s two largest school districts could soon be searching for charter schools looking to serve their most disadvantaged neighborhoods. The state Department of Education has chosen three school districts, including Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, to receive grants intended to entice more national charter school networks to open in Florida’s academically struggling urban areas[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Testing, Charlie Crist, tax credit scholarships & more

Tax credit scholarships. Charlie Crist, a staunch supporter of tax credit scholarships in the past, won’t denounce the lawsuit filed by the FSBA and FEA to end the program. Miami Herald. The head of the Florida Association of School Administrators explains his support for the suit. Crestview News Bulletin (Hat[Read More…]