From the better-late-than-never file: The percentage of Florida students eligible for free- and reduced-price lunch rose for the fifth straight year last year to 57.6 percent, according to the state Department of Education. In total, 1.54 million of the state’s 2.69 million students were eligible, marking the third straight year[Read More…]
Tag: Florida and AP
New report finds many academic trend lines rising in Florida’s public schools
Florida’s public schools were handed another solid but overlooked report card this week from another respected, independent source. The 27-page, data-stuffed, “Decade of Progress” progress report from the Southern Regional Education Board is yet more evidence that Florida’s public schools are making steady progress despite the claims of some critics. The trend[Read More…]
Did they really say that (about education reform in Florida)?
As you know, we keep tabs on what’s written and said about school choice and ed reform, particularly in Florida. This week has been a doozy when it comes to head-scratching statements. Today we highlight a few and offer a quick response … In just a few years, Orlando-based Fund[Read More…]
This time, Florida education reformers hand ammo to critics
The last thing you want to give people waging a scorched-earth campaign against you is a gas can and a match. Though well intended, the hard-charging Florida Board of Education moved too far, too fast last year when it raised the bar on academic standards. The short-term result for the state’s standardized[Read More…]