Tag: Florida and school safety

Florida roundup: Rick Scott, teacher pay, virtual schools and more

State of the State. Gov. Rick Scott gives props to teachers and pushes for a boost in ed funding. Coverage from Gradebook, Tampa Bay Times, Orlando Sentinel, SchoolZone, Palm Beach Post, Gainesville Sun, Tallahassee Democrat, The Florida Current, StateImpact Florida. A special spotlight for a Temple Terrace teacher, reports the Times/Herald Capital Bureau. More[Read More…]

Florida roundup: ESAs, charter schools, school spending & more

Education savings accounts. Bills filed Friday and Saturday would create a new mechanism for funding school choice options. Tallahassee Democrat. Charter schools. Some 1,200 students apply for 650 slots at a new charter in Viera, reports Florida Today. An overwhelming majority of parents and teachers vote against the proposed conversion of a[Read More…]

Florida roundup: charter schools, magnet schools, Bill Cosby & more

Charter schools. Florida’s first classical preparatory school, slated for opening this fall in Pasco, asks for a one-year delay so it can find better digs, reports Gradebook. A judge again rules in favor of  allowing a Sarasota principal to temporarily stay as head of an Imagine charter school that wants to split from[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Marco Rubio, tutoring oversight, charter school teachers & more

More Rubio vouchers. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio needs a Florida-style coalition – meaning some Democratic lawmakers who see the value in expanded school choice – to get his plan for federal tax credit scholarships off the ground, writes Adam Emerson at the Choice Words blog. Education Week logs it in.[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Parent triggers, tutoring oversight, charter school funding & more

Parent trigger. Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, files a bill similar to last year’s, drawing immediate fire from the Florida Democratic Party. News Service of Florida. More from the Tallahassee Democrat. More tutoring oversight. The U.S. Department of Education is disturbed by what the Tampa Bay Times found with Florida’s state-mandated[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Federal vouchers, tutoring oversight, student arrests & more

Federal vouchers. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., proposes what may be the most sweeping school choice legislation in U.S. history – a federal tax credit scholarship program similar to the state program in Florida. redefinED. More from the Miami Herald. Tutoring oversight. In response to a Tampa Bay Times investigation, Education[Read More…]

Florida roundup: charter schools, privatization, educator conduct & more

Charter schools. The exorbitant payouts to the principal of a failing Orange County charter school are behind legislative efforts to tighten charter laws. Orlando Sentinel. Privatization. The Volusia County school district considers outsourcing 500 custodial and grounds maintenance jobs, reports the Daytona Beach News Journal. The Bay County school district considers[Read More…]