Tag: Jews and school choice

Florida roundup: charter schools, student data, teachers and guns & more

Charter schools. The Pinellas school board will again consider whether to sell a vacant middle school building to a proposed charter school, reports Gradebook. A new charter school in Immokalee that will use blended learning is now enrolling students , reports the Naples Daily News. Data. The Bradenton Herald editorial board:[Read More…]

Florida roundup: parent trigger, teacher pay, district charter schools & more

Charter schools. Some big ideas on tap for today’s discussion in the Senate Education Committee, including a proposal to let school districts start their own charter schools. Tampa Bay Times. Tax credit scholarships. Jewish groups let lawmakers know much they value them. South Florida Sun Sentinel. Parent trigger. Senate sponsor[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: voucher testing in Florida, school choice prospects for the New Year and more

Florida: Incoming Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett talks about the idea of voucher students being required to take the same standardized tests as their public school peers (Tampa Bay Times’ Gradebook blog). Texas: Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst sees expanded school choice as part of a legislative agenda that aims to make[Read More…]

More school choice will foster unity, strengthen democracy – Rabbi Moshe Matz, podcastED

It’s another persistent myth about expanding school choice: Ethnic and religious groups will retreat into walled-off camps that are more insular and intolerant. Society will splinter. Democracy will crumble. Rabbi Moshe Matz offers a polite rebuttal. “The reality is that an educated population is bound to be the force for[Read More…]