Tag: Collier County School District

Florida roundup: Single-gender schools, testing, accountability and more

Single gender. The Hillsborough District responds to an ACLU complaint. Tampa Tribune. Tax credit scholarships.Sunshine State News reports on the latest evaluation of student results. Digital learning. A Collier bring-your-own device policy proves popular. Naples Daily News. Testing. The Lee County School Board discusses a district-wide testing boycott. Fort Myers[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: School grades, career academies, kindergarten & more

Interim chief: Florida’s chancellor of public  schools, Pam  Stewart, will step in again as interim education commissioner after Tony Bennett’s resignation. The Buzz. Is all this hoopla a sign the top education post should be an elected position? The Buzz. And the Sun Sentinel editorialized, “Rather than a divisive leader, let’s find a crusader who[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: school grades, school grades, school grades & more

School grades. A sharply divided state Board of Education votes to keep the “safety net” provision intact for another year, meaning no schools will see their grades fall by more than one letter grade. Coverage from Orlando Sentinel, Tampa Bay Times, Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post, Lakeland Ledger, Gainesville Sun, Tallahassee[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: early learning, online learning, STEM camps & more

Online learning. Broward College creates Broward College Online. South Florida Sun Sentinel. Flagler considers distributing thousands of laptops to high school students next year. Daytona Beach News Journal. Patricia Levesque, executive director of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, tells the News Service of Florida (subscription required) that it didn’t get traction on its top[Read More…]