Tag: Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops

New face at Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops keeping watch on education choice bills

Editor’s note: To hear a podcast with Step Up For Students’ president Doug Tuthill and Michael Barrett, click here. It’s crunch time for Michael Barrett. Charged with advocating for the passage of bills that help Florida’s Catholic school students, Barrett has been working long hours during Florida’s 2021 legislative session,[Read More…]

FL Catholic schools show enrollment growth, again

Again defying national trends, Catholic schools in Florida showed enrollment growth for the second year in a row this year. Enrollment in PreK-12 reached 84,750, up from 84,258 last year, a modest increase of 0.6 percent, according to data released Monday by the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops. Enrollment was[Read More…]

Florida working to resolve problems with private schools, end-of-course exams

Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett is tweaking policy and looking to enlist school districts and state colleges to remedy a testing headache for thousands of private school students. The headache is caused by Florida’s end-of-course exams, which are tied to graduation requirements. Here’s the problem: If a seventh-grader in a[Read More…]