Tag: Florida and AP

Florida roundup: charter schools, tax credit scholarships and a question about parent trigger

Charter schools. Brooksville’s first charter school, one with a STEM focus, will open this fall, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Competition from charter schools is forcing the Palm Beach County school district to think harder about its needs and priorities, reports the Palm Beach Post. Charters are also sparking debate among Palm Beach[Read More…]

More signs of Florida’s academic progress

For the second time this week, a credible, independent analysis shows Florida students leading the pack in progress. Between 1992 and 2011, Florida students made bigger gains than students in four other “mega states” in fourth- and eighth-grade reading and fourth-grade math, according to a report released Thursday by an[Read More…]

Florida roundup: charter schools, parent trigger, career academies & more

Charter schools. An Orange County charter that served dyslexic students is closing after seven months because of financial problems, reports the Orlando Sentinel. The parents of a charter in Miami-Dade are in limbo after a church decides unexpectedly to end the school’s lease, reports the Miami Herald. Virtual charter schools. In[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Advanced Placement, tutoring oversight, Common Core & more

AP results. Florida students rank No. 4 in the nation in the percentage of graduates passing an AP exam. redefinED. Tampa Bay Times. Miami Herald. Tallahassee Democrat. Orlando Sentinel. CBS Miami. Florida Today. Associated Press. Fort Myers News Press. Tutoring oversight. The Tampa Bay Times elevated a handful of bad actors to[Read More…]

Florida students continue to be a national leader on AP exams

Florida students ranked No. 4 among the 50 states last year in the percentage of high school graduates who passed a college-caliber Advanced Placement exam, according to a national report released Wednesday. Over the past decade, the report also shows, Florida students ranked No. 2 in gains. Administered by the nonprofit[Read More…]

blog stars: Education lawsuit in Florida, in praise of choice and customization & more

Editor’s note: blog stars is an occasional roundup of good reads from other ed blogs. The EdFly Blog: Frivolous litigation earns dunce cap As for Florida dumbing down education, as is alleged in the lawsuit, the state ranks first in the country in the percent of 2011 graduates who took[Read More…]