Tag: career education

At start of session, FL legislative leaders call for more school choice

Florida’s top lawmakers opened the legislative session Tuesday with calls to expand school choice. House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz have included the expansion of career education programs and tax credit scholarships in their agenda for the 60-day session. In his remarks in the House chamber before Gov.[Read More…]

Education needs the ‘tech surge’

Editors’s note: State Sen. John Legg is a Florida certified teacher with more than 10 years of classroom teaching experience. He is also a school administrator and the current chairman of the K-20 Education Policy Committee in the Florida Senate. During the White House’s much-maligned rollout of the Affordable Care Act, President[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Rick Scott, charter schools, Stand Your Ground & more

Charter schools. A new charter school began readying a building for use before checking with the city of Lauderdale Lakes, which doesn’t want a school on the site and is in the process of rezoning it. South Florida Sun Sentinel. Let’s strive for good schools, charter or traditional, and either improve or[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Rick Scott, career education, school zoning & more

Charter schools. A Palm Beach County School Board member questions whether it’s appropriate to allow a charter school to stay in a district building that needs millions of dollars in renovations. Extra Credit. Career education. Manatee students make a splash in two national competitions – one in technology, and the[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: vouchers in Ohio, tax credit scholarships in Delaware, charter school performance & more

National. A new study from CREDO shows charter schools improving nationally, compared to traditional public schools, but with results varying widely from state to state. National coverage in the New York Times, Washington Post, Hechinger Report, Charters & Choice, Associated Press, Huffington Post. State-level coverage in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Salt Lake City Tribune, Tampa Bay Times,[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Charter schools, career academies, dual enrollment & more

Bang for the buck. Florida’s education system gets a lot of it. Florida Watchdog. Charter schools. Broward sees its eighth charter school close this year, raising questions about accountability, reports the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The Imagine charter schools network will close its struggling elementary school in Pinellas, but keep its[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Diploma options, magnet schools, students with disabilities & more

Graduation requirements. Gov. Rick Scott signs into law the bill that creates additional diploma options that emphasize career education. Coverage from Tampa Bay Times, Orlando Sentinel, Associated Press, News Service of Florida, Northwest Florida Daily News, Tallahassee Democrat, Sarasota Herald Tribune, StateImpact Florida, WFSU. Magnet schools. Parents are pushing the Palm Beach County school district[Read More…]