Tag: charter school

For Daniel, a school on his wavelength

  TAMPA – To challenge students in his first-period social studies class, professional animator-turned-educator Nick Gallo-Lopez asked them to imagine being trapped in a maze of mirrors inhabited by a people-eating chandelier. It wasn’t your typical social studies lesson. But then, Focus Academy isn’t your typical school, and these weren’t[Read More…]

Florida magnet school teachers and parents vote to go charter

Nearly every teacher and parent at a popular magnet school in Bradenton, Fla., has voted in favor of turning the district school into a charter school. Rowlett Magnet Elementary Principal Brian Flynn announced the final tally Monday evening during a public meeting at the Manatee County school, noting 94 percent of his instruction staff and 95 percent of parents[Read More…]