Tag: Early Learning Coalition

Florida schools roundup: Tax-credit scholarships rally, Bush plan and more

Scholarship support: Supporters of tax-credit scholarships will rally at the Florida Capitol today. The constitutionality of the 15-year-old Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program is being challenged in court by the state’s largest teachers union. Step Up For Students, which hosts this blog, helps administer those accounts. Miami Herald. WFSU. Sunshine[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Graduation rates, testing standards and more

Graduation rates: Florida’s graduation rate is up to 77.8 percent, a gain of 18.5 percentage points since 2004-2005, according to a state Department of Education report. Graduation rates for minorities are also up. The rate measures the percentage of students who graduate within four years of starting ninth grade. Miami Herald. Tampa Bay[Read More…]