Tag: Florida Coalition of School Board Members

Florida schools roundup: Graduation rates, school vouchers, storm losses and more

Behind the graduation rates: The impressive high school graduation rates reported last month by the Florida Department of Education are bolstered by the subtraction of about 60,000 students who were recategorized as “withdrawing” from their schools. That’s about 22 percent of the number of students who began 9th grade four[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Superintendent a finalist, religious banners and more

Superintendent honored: Barbara Jenkins, superintendent of the Orange County School District, is one of four finalists for the national superintendent of the year award given by the American Association of School Administrators. The winner will be announced March 2. Last month, Jenkins was named Florida’s superintendent of the year for 2017.[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: More retention appeals, primary elections and more

More appeals: Seminole and Broward counties are joining the Florida Department of Education and Orange and Hernando counties in appealing a judge’s ruling last week against the state’s policy for retaining third-graders. All say that Leon County Judge Karen Gievers improperly ignored their requests for a change of venue from Tallahassee to local[Read More…]

New group courts Florida school board members who support choice

Frustrated with a lawsuit against Florida’s largest private school choice program, and dissatisfied with the leadership of the Florida School Boards Association, a group of school board members announced Monday that they are launching a new membership organization. The Florida Coalition of School Board Members plans to advocate for less bureaucracy,[Read More…]