Tag: International Baccalaureate

Hare Krishna school gains rare International Baccalaureate status

The latest Florida school to join the ranks of International Baccalaureate may turn heads. Bhaktivedanta Academy, a high-performing Hare Krishna school just north of Gainesville, is private, religious and enrolls more than half its student body through a state-supported scholarship for economically disadvantaged students. But Bhaktivedanta principal David Aguilera said[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Guns and recess in schools, new leader and more

Guns, recess in schools: A majority of Floridians support trained staff carrying guns in schools, and an overwhelmingly number back a requirement of 20 minutes of daily recess for elementary students, according to a USF-Nielsen Sunshine State survey. Villages-News. Politico Florida. Sunshine State News. WJXT. News Service of Florida. New superintendent: Todd Bowden, the 45-year-old[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Civil rights query, testing, athletics and more

Discrimination query: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights launches an investigation into the Pinellas County School District’s treatment of black students. The investigation will determine if the district is denying black student access to special programs and quality teachers, school leaders and support staff. Tampa Bay Times. Standardized testing:[Read More…]