Tag: charter school grades

These Florida public schools beat the odds in the latest school grades

Schools that received A’s in Florida’s latest round of school grades while serving large proportions of disadvantaged students tend to share at least one of two features in common: Either they’re charter schools, or they’re located in Miami-Dade County. The state Department of Education released letter grades this morning based[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Charter schools, competition, district spending & more

Charter schools. The Tampa Tribune writes up the latest report on charter laws from the National Association of Public Charter Schools and quotes Robert Haag, president and CEO of the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools: “You want choices for your child’s education, just like anything else in life. You[Read More…]

Charter school named for Derrick Brooks rises to the challenge

They’re one of the first things people notice when they walk inside the new Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School in Tampa. Windows, everywhere. Inside the 67,000-square-foot renovated building, light pours in through an expansive curved entryway, between the cafeteria and lush outdoor dining area, inside classrooms and even along the[Read More…]