Tag: digital education

What visionary leaders at ASU Prep Academy, ASU Prep Digital have to say about the future of education

Editor’s note: You can listen to Step Up For Students president Doug Tuthill interviewing Julie Young, founder and former CEO of Florida Virtual School who is now deeply engaged with digital education at Arizona State University, here and here. The nation’s leading education disruptors – proactive individuals who are thinking[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: teacher evals, digital education, dual enrollment & more

Virtual schools. The Tampa Tribune writes up legislative changes to digital education. Charter schools. Several new charters in Jacksonville are moving into old buildings. Florida Times Union. Charter school enrollment in Pinellas is projected to climb 28 percent this fall. Tampa Bay Times (reprise of an earlier Gradebook blog post).[Read More…]

Florida roundup: charter schools, school choice lotteries, gifted education & more

Charter schools. Tampa Bay Times columnist John Romano uses the specter of for-profit charter schools to slam state lawmakers who support parent trigger: “They say tomato, I say morons.” Times columnist Bill Maxwell, meanwhile, highlights the success of Urban Prep Academies, a high-performing, all-male, all-black charter school in Chicago where, for[Read More…]

Florida roundup: charter schools, private schools, school choice lotteries & more

Private schools. What happens to private school records when private schools close? Sometimes, they disappear. Palm Beach Post. Charter schools. The Broward school district is taking a closer look at how much it charges charter schools for bus transportation after a citizens task force complains the district is losing money on the[Read More…]

Florida roundup: School spending, digital education, PTA activism & more

Rick Scott’s proposed budget. Includes $1.2 billion more for public schools. Coverage from South Florida Sun Sentinel, Gainesville Sun, Fort Myers News Press, TCPalm.com, Associated Press, Pensacola News Journal. “A relief to educators,” reports the Lakeland Ledger. Digital education. Jeb Bush on CNN’s Schools of Thought Blog: “Digital learning is just one important[Read More…]