Tag: Florida and public school choice

Tampa district adds Montessori magnet to expand public school choice

Montessori schools, associated for decades with private schools and well-to-do suburban dwellers, are becoming more accessible to lower-income children as more public schools expand education choice and create magnet programs using this model of student-directed learning. Though state education choice scholarships have opened up seats at private Montessori schools in[Read More…]

Commentary: Charter schools are good for our community

Editor’s note: This opinion piece from Tunji Williams, principal of Somerset Academy Eagle Campus in Jacksonville, Fla., appeared this morning on jacksonville.com. In a recent column, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor from Tampa bemoaned the rise of public charter schools in Florida, claiming they undermine traditional district schools. I understand her[Read More…]