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 low-income students
A curious knock on Florida’s ed reforms
It does sound nefarious: The people who back accountability for Florida public schools, the argument goes, are really out to mine huge sums of money from their degradation and demise. In a weekend op-ed for the Orlando Sentinel, Florida teachers union president Andy Ford (pictured here) mashed the privatization button hard[Read More…]
Test-bashing in Florida could hurt poor and minority students the most
If Florida deserves applause for its recent academic progress, the Miami-Dade school district deserves a standing ovation. The five-time finalist for the prestigious Broad Prize is a standout district in a standout state. Between 2000 and 2010, no big district in Florida made more progress in reading and math, even[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…]