Tag: Broward County school district

Florida roundup: parent trigger, teacher pay, district charter schools & more

Charter schools. Some big ideas on tap for today’s discussion in the Senate Education Committee, including a proposal to let school districts start their own charter schools. Tampa Bay Times. Tax credit scholarships. Jewish groups let lawmakers know much they value them. South Florida Sun Sentinel. Parent trigger. Senate sponsor[Read More…]

Florida roundup: parent trigger, virtual school funding, diploma tracks & more

Parent trigger. The Senate Education Committee will take up parent trigger Monday. Gradebook. Virtual school funding. The News Service of Florida writes up a potentially big funding hit to Florida Virtual School. Charter school funding. The House Choice & Innovation Committee considers legislation to give charters a recurring stream of[Read More…]

Florida roundup: charter schools, private schools, the Florida model & more

Charter schools. The Tampa Tribune suggests a compromise is in the works on bills dealing with charter schools funding, facilities and accountability. Senate education leaders want a broader discussion about a proposal to give charter schools dibs on unused school buildings, reports Gradebook. Tampa Bay Times columnist John Romano lists support for[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Teacher conduct, school closings, superintendents & more

Charter schools. A split Bay County School Board gives an extension to a financially troubled charter school. Panama City News Herald. Class size amendment. The Sarasota district utilizes more mixed-grade classrooms this year in an effort to comply. Sarasota Herald Tribune. School closings. Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie announces the district[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Charter school bill, state colleges, student retention & more

Charter schools. The Senate Education Committee moves closer to agreement on additional charter schools accountability measures, but a divide lingers over facilities funding, reports The Buzz, which includes this quote from Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee: “The time for finger pointing between charter schools and regular public schools is over. We have to[Read More…]

Florida roundup: charter schools, magnet schools, career education & more

Charter schools. Supporters are trying a different approach this year to securing facilities funding for charter schools, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Lawmakers split along party lines on a charter schools bill, reports StateImpact Florida. A new charter schools network is eyeing the site of a former fundamental middle school in[Read More…]

Florida roundup: BAEO, charter school authorizers, standardized testing & more

School choice. The Black Alliance for Educational Options draws 650 attendees from 20 states to Orlando for its annual symposium. Check out #SY2013 on Twitter for what’s happening. Legendary school choice activist Howard Fuller says attendees shouldn’t be knee-jerk about the participation of for-profit companies. Also check out this redefinED[Read More…]

Florida roundup: authentic parents, career education, digital learning & more

Charter schools. Tallahassee Democrat columnist Byron Dobson takes issue with last week’s DOE press release about charter school performance, which was headlined, “Report shows charter school students outpace traditional public school students.” “Somehow the DOE headline comes across as a slam against public schools,” he writes. School choice. The Escambia school[Read More…]