Tag: Donald Blake

Florida schools roundup: Charter indicted, top teacher finalist and more

Charter company indicted: Newpoint Education Partners and three other companies are indicted for grand theft, money laundering and aggravated white collar crime by an Escambia County grand jury. Newpoint managed charter schools for 21st Century Academy of Pensacola. The indictment alleges that Newpoint and its vendors fraudulently billed the academy hundreds of[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Education budgets, bonuses, free agency and more

K-12 budgets: The Florida House budget bill would provide twice as much construction funding for charter schools as it would for traditional public schools. The Florida Senate’s bill provides no construction money for charter schools. It’s still early in the process, though, lawmakers from both chambers say. Gradebook. Palm Beach Post.[Read More…]