Tag: high-performing charter schools

No more legal ambiguity for Florida ‘high-performing’ charter schools

The 160-page education bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott includes several little-discussed provisions whose effects will be felt in pockets of Florida’s charter school world. Among them: The Department of Education will be required to strip academically “high-performing” status from any charter school whose letter grade falls to a C. That requirement[Read More…]

Bills could resolve conflict over ‘high-performing’ Florida charter schools

Florida charter schools would be certain to lose “high-performing” status when their letter grades fall below B’s under legislation proposed in both the state House and Senate. The legislation would clarify an issue at the center of a legal dispute between the state and a Central Florida charter school, decided earlier this month by[Read More…]

Florida charter school takes state to court over ‘high-performing’ label

A Central Florida charter school has taken the state to court in a bid to keep its classification as a “high-performing” charter – and the financial benefits that come with it. Imagine Schools at South Lake sued the state after the Department of Education informed the school it lost high-performing status when its school[Read More…]

Dozens of Florida charter schools lose ‘high-performing’ status after reviews

More than three dozen Florida charter schools have lost “high-performing” status since a new state law required them to have their designation reviewed annually. The state allows charter schools with good grades and sound finances to be labeled high-performing, which entitles them to certain privileges under the law. Legislation passed in 2013, which[Read More…]

Appeals courts criticize Florida charter school statutes

Two Florida appeals courts recently decided two cases involving the same charter school operator and came to the same conclusion: There are “deficiencies” in the state’s charter school statutes. The courts indicated that when the state Board of Education overrules school boards on charter school applications, it should be required[Read More…]

Lots to talk about at the Florida Charter School Conference

The two-day Florida Charter School Conference officially opens Thursday with keynote speaker Deborah Kenny, founder and chief executive officer of the successful New York charter schools, Harlem Village Academies. But a pre-conference schedule the day before offers sessions on starting a charter school and networking for principals, along with a[Read More…]