Tag: Hillsborough County School Board

Stop forcing Hillsborough kids to attend failing schools

Editor’s note: This commentary from state Rep. Chris Latvala, R-Clearwater, appeared today on the Tampa Bay Times. There can be no argument that the Hillsborough County School Board is struggling to find its footing. The members seem to be flailing about looking for answers to the very real problems they[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Testing, failure factories, Jeb Bush and more

Testing. Florida’s testing system is deemed valid, but questions remain. Politico Florida. StateImpact. Associated Press. News Service of Florida. Tampa Bay Times. Miami Herald. Sun-Sentinel. Sentinel School Zone. Palm Beach Post. Fort Myers News-Press. Bradenton Herald. Naples Daily News. Lakeland Ledger. Ocala Star-Banner. Gainesville Sun. Tallahassee Democrat. Sunshine State News. Failure factories.[Read More…]

Florida charter schools, private schools consider enhanced security, too

In the wake of the school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn., traditional public schools aren’t the only ones having serious discussions about how to beef up safety. In Florida, charter schools and private schools are also making sure they’re maximizing protection for students, parents and staff. But as district officials[Read More…]