Tag: Hillsborough County Schools

In some Florida school districts, charter school politics get tricky

Hillsborough County has joined the growing list of Florida school districts where charter schools might help absorb enrollment growth. The Tampa Bay Times reports this has created some awkward politics around a massive piece of education legislation many district officials loathe. The same district leaders who complain about the Legislature[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Tax credit scholarships, course choice, charter schools and more

Single-gender. Separate floors for boys and girls are part of the turnaround plan for a struggling Duval County school. Florida Times-Union. Tax credit scholarships. The statewide teachers union calls on Gov. Rick Scott to veto legislation expanding eligibility for the program while reiterating myths about a failed constitutional amendment and referring to proposed[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Tax credit scholarships, turnarounds, budgets and more

Tax credit scholarships. Legislation could soon expand eligibility for Florida’s tax credit scholarship program to middle-class families. Florida Times-Union. The Tampa Bay Times editorializes against the bill. The lone House Democrat to support the legislation details her stance and her party’s internal politics in the Miami Herald. Charter schools. The Manatee County school district[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Nation’s report card, turnarounds, transportation and more

Nation’s report card. The latest grades for America’s high school seniors are “dismal.”  Associated Press. Scores are largely flat in Florida, too. RedefinED. More from the Sun-Sentinel and StateImpact. Personal learning accounts. A new Florida program could be the state of the art in parental choice, Matthew Ladner writes for the EdFly. Tax[Read More…]

Florida roundup: School choice legislation, charter schools, school safety and more

School choice legislation. The Senate rewrites its plan for education savings accounts. redefinED. Sentinel School Zone.  The move underscores the uncertain future of tax credit scholarship legislation. News Service of Florida. WFSU. Education historian Sherman Dorn offers his take on the politics, while Jeb Bush talks school choice with Cardinal Timothy Dolan[Read More…]