Tag: Hillsborough

Student inspires Old Navy ad, mental health resources, metal detectors and more

Around the state: Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke in Okaloosa to highlight legislation that ends the FSA test in Florida, metal detectors are being implemented in Broward and Polk officials seek answers to their district survey. Here are details about those stories and other developments from the state’s districts, private schools, and[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Tax credit scholarships, school choice, state board and more

Tax credit scholarships. The legislation revamping the program could see a reversal of fortune – and get combined with a separate school-choice proposal. Times/Herald. Capital funding. Both charter schools and traditional public schools stand to benefit from spending plans in the Legislature. Orlando Sentinel. Sarasota Herald-Tribune. State board. Gov. Rick Scott appoints[Read More…]

Florida Roundup: Open enrollment, charter schools, magnet schools and more.

Open enrollment. Parents debate Duval County’s open enrollment proposal at community meetings in Jacksonville. Florida Times-Union. Charter Schools. A Senate panel scales back legislation aimed at easing their expansion. News Service of Florida. Gradebook. State Sen. Dwight Bullard pans charters on MSNBC’s Ed Show. Magnet schools. Demand for new Pinellas[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: First days, Common Core, Jeb Bush & more

School is cool: The Community Foundation of Broward County and other donors launch a School is Cool initiative for middle-schoolers to boost high school graduation rates and competitiveness. Sun Sentinel. Welcome back: Broward County students are back in class. Sun Sentinel. The re-designed Galaxy Elementary in Boynton Beach opens its “green” doors to 580 students for the first day[Read More…]

Questions about charter school fees

Questions have arisen in two large Florida school districts about the fees some charter schools are charging parents, putting a bigger spotlight on a gray area involving charters in Florida and beyond. Last month, the 200,000-student Hillsborough County School District sent letters to 11,170 charter school families, telling them fees at some schools[Read More…]

Florida roundup: charter schools, school grades, a Civil War general & more

Charter schools. Parents at the now-defunct Ben Gamla charter school tell Pinellas Superintendent Mike Grego that they’re unhappy with its closing. Gradebook. Gainesville’s oldest charter school goes to a year-round schedule. Gainesville Sun. A new charter in Hillsborough will serve high school students with disabilities. Tampa Tribune. Tax credit scholarships.[Read More…]