Tag: Flagler County school district

Florida roundup: Common Core, magnet schools, best principals & more

Virtual schools. Florida Virtual School is developing an online course for teachers about online teaching. Getting Smart. Magnet schools. Raising re-segregation concerns? ActionNewsJax.com. Career academies. Alachua holds its annual forum. Gainesville Sun. Charter schools. A charter school in Palm Beach County is starting a STEAM Academy. Palm Beach Post. Common[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Common Core, Florida Virtual School, mold & more

Common Core. Common Core opponents begin airing radio ads. Orlando Sentinel. Virtual schools. Florida Virtual School adds some adult classes. Daytona Beach News Journal. School choice. Application period for district choice programs in Pinellas begins Wednesday. Gradeboook. School spending. Mo money, mo problems? Gradebook. School boards. Politicking in Pasco. Gradebook. School diversity.[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Common Core, charter schools, ed commissioner & more

Education commissioner. The Florida Board of Education appears poised to hire interim commissioner Pam Stewart to permanently replace Tony Bennett instead of launching the third search in two years. Associated Press. Common Core, school grades and new tests aren’t on the agenda. Miami Herald. Common Core. Lawmakers face growing resistance as[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Common Core, school spending, athletics & more

Parent focus: Lincoln Park Elementary Principal Cassandra Smith plans to work closely with parents at the turnaround school in Escambia County. Pensacola News Journal. School spending: Manatee County School Board members meet tonight to consider a 2.16 percent increase to this year’s tax levy to help bring in more money for[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: school grades, parent power, Jeb Bush & more

Charter schools. Pasco’s Dayspring Academy, where state Sen. John Legg is an administrator, puts off expansion plans for a year. Gradebook. An F-rated charter in Flagler shows improvement. Daytona Beach News Journal. Magnet schools. The Palm Beach County district considers two arts magnets for the south end of the district. Palm[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Pitbull, teacher conduct, tax credit scholarships & more

Charter schools. The Miami Herald writes up the latest celebrity champion for charter schools: rapper Pitbull. Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino isn’t a fan. Tax credit scholarships. The “escalator” provision on the enrollment cap for Florida’s program – something most programs in other states do not have – is[Read More…]

Florida roundup: School grades, charter schools, Space of Mind & more

Charter schools. What happened to the Ben Gamla charter school in Pinellas is a “study in bad charter school governance.” Choice Words. Parents try to figure out what to do now that a struggling charter school in Deland is closing. Daytona Beach News Journal. Ditto for the parents of a[Read More…]