Tag: Florida and minority students

Florida roundup: Rick Scott, religious schools, charter performance & more

What does Rick Scott want? Orlando Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab on the possibility of Tony Bennett coming to Florida: “Indiana’s loss could be Florida’s gain. Then again, it will all depend on whether the state board and the governor are looking for somebody to push Florida forward or somebody to[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Broad Prize, Amendment 8, F-rated charter schools and more

More Broad Prize coverage. As we noted yesterday, the Miami-Dade school district won this year’s Broad Prize, which goes to the urban district with the most academic progress. More from the Orlando Sentinel, Christian Science Monitor, Associated Press, Education Week. The Palm Beach school district was a finalist, which is also[Read More…]

Miami-Dade school district wins Broad Prize for most student progress

For the Miami-Dade school district, the fifth time’s the charm. After being a finalist four other times, Florida’s biggest school system finally won the Broad Prize in education today, given to the urban district making the most progress in student achievement. “Miracles are possible, even when you have to wait five years,” Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said[Read More…]

Florida’s next education commissioner needs to be explainer-in-chief

Florida’s next education commissioner will inherit a job that makes juggling chainsaws look easy. He or she must get under the hood of a complicated accountability system, ride herd on a historic shake-up of public education, dodge slings and arrows while walking a political tight rope and leap tall buildings[Read More…]