Florida roundup: Tax credit scholarships, politics, philanthropy and more

Tax credit scholarships. Will the program drain $3 billion from public schools? Mostly false. PolitiFact. Politics. Orlando Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab chides a local school board candidate who attacked the “toxic culture of education” for over-the-top political rhetoric. Philanthropy. Teach for America recruits appear to be helping Miami-Dade students in math but not reading, a study shows. Miami[Read More…]

Florida roundup: FCAT, McKay Scholarships, reading and more

Testing. Statewide FCAT scores show slight improvement, with variation around the state. Tampa Bay Times. Miami Herald. Tampa Tribune. Pensacola News-Journal. Ocala Star-Banner. Tallahassee Democrat. Palm Beach Post. WJCT. WFSU. Florida Times-Union. Orlando Sentinel. McKay Scholarships. The Sun-Sentinel airs criticism of the program for special needs students. Career academies. Polk middle-school[Read More…]