Tag: charter school applications

Charter school approvals and applications are both dropping in the state

This summer, the Florida Board of Education overturned the Palm Beach School Board’s rejection of two charter school applications. And this month the Florida Charter School Appeal Commission voted unanimously to support a new charter school whose application had been rejected by the Leon County School Board. These recent conflicts[Read More…]

When parents close charter schools

There’s a school of thought in educational choice that parents exercise the most brutally efficient form of quality control, steering their children clear of institutions that don’t teach them well. That appears to be what happened with Valor and Virtue Academies, a quartet of single-gender charter schools in Duval County,[Read More…]

Appeals courts criticize Florida charter school statutes

Two Florida appeals courts recently decided two cases involving the same charter school operator and came to the same conclusion: There are “deficiencies” in the state’s charter school statutes. The courts indicated that when the state Board of Education overrules school boards on charter school applications, it should be required[Read More…]

Florida roundup: charter school students, class size tradeoffs & more

Legislature. The Senate Education Committee looks like it’s done for the session, meaning bills like Sen. Jeff Brandes’ micro-credits idea are stranded and maybe dead. Gradebook. Charter schools. About 300 charter schools students lobby lawmakers for charter school funding, reports Naked Politics. Rep. George Moraitis, R-Fort Lauderdale, says he wants to remove[Read More…]