Tag: gifted students

Florida roundup: Gifted students, cyberbullying, teacher pay cuts & more

Tax hike: Seminole County schools Superintendent Walt Griffin says his district needs another 1-mill tax on county property to pay for a slew of school improvements. Orlando Sentinel. Digital divide: Over the next few years, computers will play an even bigger role in public education. StateImpact Florida. Summer lunch: And breakfast at[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Charter schools, career academies, dual enrollment & more

Bang for the buck. Florida’s education system gets a lot of it. Florida Watchdog. Charter schools. Broward sees its eighth charter school close this year, raising questions about accountability, reports the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The Imagine charter schools network will close its struggling elementary school in Pinellas, but keep its[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: laptops, gifted students, accelerated classes & more

School technology. StateImpact Florida takes a look at the One Laptop Per Child program. Accelerated classes. In Pasco, enrollment is climbing fast in AP, IB and dual enrollment. Tampa Bay Times. FCAT. Gains not as good as they sound, writes Shanker Blog. Three Pinellas elementary schools have among the worst math[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Course choice, parent trigger, Jeb Bush & more

Course choice. Florida students in K-12 and higher education could pick courses provided by entities outside the traditional public school system under bills filed Thursday by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg. SchoolZone. Jeb Bush. He meets with lawmakers in the Capitol and predicts passage of the parent trigger bill. Coverage[Read More…]