Tag: James Herzog

Florida Catholic schools keep the faith despite slight enrollment decrease

CLEARWATER, Fla. – After seven years of slow but steady growth, Catholic school enrollment in Florida experienced a 1 percent decrease over last year, according to a preliminary report from the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops. Total enrollment for the current academic year stands at 85,784 compared with 86,691 in[Read More…]

Some private schools want to give FCAT and end-of-course exams a try

At least 13 private schools that accept the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship have applied to administer the FCAT and end-of-course exams next year. The schools, mostly faith-based and in South and Central Florida, have submitted their applications to the Florida Department of Education, which will decide in August whether to[Read More…]

Bill would require safety alerts for Florida private schools

Florida private schools would get safety alerts just like public schools under a bill filed this week. SB 284, sponsored by Sen. Joe Negron, R-Palm City, would require police departments and other emergency response agencies to notify private schools about fires, bomb threats and other major incidents just like they do now with public schools. Only[Read More…]

Florida Catholic schools embrace Common Core, hope to take FCAT

Florida Catholic schools are embracing Common Core academic standards and seriously considering whether to take the coming state tests aligned to them. In the meantime, their leaders say, 30 to 40 Catholic schools want to administer the FCAT in 2014, in what would be a trial run for potential transition to Common Core[Read More…]