Tag: Broward County school district

Florida roundup: Teacher quality, charter schools, vouchers and more

Teacher quality. The Duval County school district announces a incentive program to bring more teachers into high-needs areas. Florida Times-Union. WJCT. WJXT. First Coast News. Charter schools. A Broward charter once on the verge of closing can stay open after finding a permanent home. Sun-Sentinel. A former astronaut addresses students at three Lake Wales[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Charter schools, testing, teachers unions and more

Charter schools. More could be closing in Broward. South Florida Sun Sentinel. Miami Herald. Tax credit scholarships. Did top Step Up For Students officials need to register as lobbyists? Times/Herald. (Step Up co-hosts this blog.) Testing. Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart picks AIR to develop the new wave of tests[Read More…]

Florida roundup: VAM, tax credit scholarships, charter schools & more

Tax credit scholarships. The Orlando Sentinel editorializes against the proposed expansion, largely using the editorial written by its sister paper, the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Tampa Bay Times columnist John Romano calls it a continuation of the “systematic decimation of Florida public schools.” The Tampa Tribune gives it a thumbs[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Common Core, magnet schools, best principals & more

Virtual schools. Florida Virtual School is developing an online course for teachers about online teaching. Getting Smart. Magnet schools. Raising re-segregation concerns? ActionNewsJax.com. Career academies. Alachua holds its annual forum. Gainesville Sun. Charter schools. A charter school in Palm Beach County is starting a STEAM Academy. Palm Beach Post. Common[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Common Core, Tony Bennett, school choice & more

Tax credit scholarships. A growing option for families in Pinellas. Tampa Bay Times. Charter schools. The proposed charter school at MacDill Air Force Base sparks a debate over charter school governance. Tampa Tribune. Polk State College aims to help high school dropouts with a new charter school. The Ledger. School choice.[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Common Core, charter schools, special needs & more

Common Core: The new national education standards are attracting opposition and causing a rift among Republicans. Miami Herald. Parents can expect more project-based homework, group work in class and less multiple-choice tests thanks to Common Core State Standards. Sun Sentinel. More from the Miami Herald. Parents: This school year will be the last time[Read More…]