Tag: charter school collaboration

New proposals for charter school collaboration in Central Florida

Three large school districts along Florida’s I-4 corridor are angling for grants that could help them draw nationally recognized charter school networks to low-income neighborhoods. The Orange, Polk and Hillsborough County school districts applied this month for $2.5 million in funding from round two of the Florida Department of Education’s district-charter collaboration program.[Read More…]

More districts vie for Florida charter school collaboration grants

Florida education officials are growing the pool of school districts that could soon get extra money to recruit and collaborate with “high-impact” charter schools. School districts in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties won state grants last year to bring national charter school networks into their most disadvantaged neighborhoods. A third, Broward, applied for the[Read More…]

Broward County school board rejects charter school collaboration plan

One of the three Florida school districts in line to receive $3.3 million to recruit high-achieving charter schools into disadvantaged neighborhoods appears to be pulling away from the initiative. Broward County School Board members decided Tuesday to tell the state, as one member put it, “thanks but no thanks.” District Superintendent[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…]