Tag: derrick brooks

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…]

‘My message is that Florida is about choice in education’

Florida’s top education official offered a strong pitch for continued expansion of school choice options Wednesday after visiting a Tampa charter school where a quarter of students are dually enrolled in community college classes. “My message is that Florida is about choice in education,” Kathleen Shanahan, chair of the Florida[Read More…]

Florida, superstar athletes and school choice – Deion Sanders joins the lineup

Coincidence or not, an impressive roster of superstar professional athletes with strong Florida ties have become major league champions for school choice. Tim Tebow was homeschooled outside Jacksonville. Derrick Brooks of Pensacola co-founded a charter school in Tampa. Andre Agassi, who trained in Bradenton, did the same in Las Vegas. And Jorge Posada,[Read More…]