Tag: early learning

Vance Aloupis

podcastED: Rep. Vance Aloupis on early childhood education, school choice

Rep. Vance Aloupis, R-Miami, narrowly beat his Democratic opponent in 2018 to represent Florida’s 115th District, a seat held by former Education Committee Chair Michael Bileca. One of many freshman members serving this year on House education committees, Aloupis wants to become a legislative leader in early childhood development. http://www.reimaginedonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Aloupis-FINAL-mp3.mp3Podcast:[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: School choice politics, lawsuits, coding and more

School choice. Palm Beach County’s first black local GOP chairman says school choice has helped Republicans like Gov. Rick Scott win votes. South Florida Sun-Sentinel. School choice could help Republicans reach minority voters, the Fordham Institute’s Michael Brickman argues on Watchdog.org. Lawsuits. A Miami-Dade school board member proposes a resolution opposing[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Special needs, preschool, campaigns and more

Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts. Hundreds of parents have started applications for Florida’s newest school choice option for special needs students. Gainesville Sun. Gradebook. Lawsuits. The Washington Examiner takes on the Florida Education Association’s lawsuit over school choice legislation. Early learning. PolitiFact checks Gov. Rick Scott’s claims about preschool funding. Campaigns. Scott is among[Read More…]

Florida roundup: charter schools, course choice, Common Core & more

Charter schools. Both sides postpone the sale of a former Pinellas middle school to a charter school operator that plans to serve black students in south St. Petersburg, reports Gradebook. A Miami charter school is looking for a new home because its landlord, the Archdiocese of Miami, abruptly ended its lease,[Read More…]