Tag: Florida and tutoring

Florida roundup: Advanced Placement, tutoring oversight, Common Core & more

AP results. Florida students rank No. 4 in the nation in the percentage of graduates passing an AP exam. redefinED. Tampa Bay Times. Miami Herald. Tallahassee Democrat. Orlando Sentinel. CBS Miami. Florida Today. Associated Press. Fort Myers News Press. Tutoring oversight. The Tampa Bay Times elevated a handful of bad actors to[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: charter schools, private schools, school choice lotteries & more

Private schools. What happens to private school records when private schools close? Sometimes, they disappear. Palm Beach Post. Charter schools. The Broward school district is taking a closer look at how much it charges charter schools for bus transportation after a citizens task force complains the district is losing money on the[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Tutoring oversight, teachers unions, Tony Bennett & more

Tutoring oversight. In the first part of a two-part series on a requirement initially mandated by No Child Left Behind, a  Tampa Bay Times investigation finds at least 36 of 456 tutoring companies in Florida are headed by people with criminal records. In part two, the Times traces last year’s last-minute legislative push to[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Tax credit scholarships in N.C., Democratic feuds over school choice in California and more

North Carolina: The legislative push is on to start a statewide tax credit scholarship program. (Associated Press) Florida: A former state board of education chair defends the state’s decision to offer free tutoring services to low-income families. (Miami Herald) California: Expanded school choice is at the heart of an increasingly tense feud[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Education savings accounts in Arizona, parental choice tutoring program in Florida and more

Arizona: Gov. Jan Brewer signs into law a bill that makes students in D and F schools eligible for education savings accounts. (Arizona Republic) An estimated 100,000 students could be eligible. (Arizona Daily Star) Florida: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan questions why the Florida Legislature decided to continue a program that allows low-income parents to choose private tutoring[Read More…]