Tag: FDOE

Florida roundup: Gerard Robinson, a DOE rebuttal, career academies & more

Gerard Robinson. The former Florida education commissioner, who stepped down three months ago, will be among the panelists next week responding to a new Brookings report on standardized testing and the Common Core. More here. DOE responds to Tampa Bay Times contracting story. I can’t remember the last time DOE did a point-by-point, line-by-line[Read More…]

Florida roundup: School choice Dems, $20 million contract dispute and more

School choice Democrat has edge in senate race. State Rep. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, who supports vouchers and tax credit scholarships, appears poised to capture a state senate seat, reports the Sunshine State News. DOE ends contract. From the Associated Press: “Florida is terminating a $20 million contract to build a[Read More…]

In Florida, 1.2 million students participate in school choice

Though we know little about the parents who long have chosen their school through where they decide to live (or to pretend to live), Florida keeps count of those who no longer want their neighborhood school. And here’s some data to chew on: In a state known for its breadth of[Read More…]

Choice nuggets: Surging demand for Florida tax credit scholarships, creationist fears, horse therapy and more

Number of the week: 87,062 That’s how many low-income Florida families began applications for tax credit scholarships this year, up from 69,000 last year. It’s another sign of fast-growing demand for the largest private school choice program of its kind in the country. Demand is so high, in fact, that Step Up For[Read More…]