Tag: Lake County and gay students

Florida roundup: authentic parents, career education, digital learning & more

Charter schools. Tallahassee Democrat columnist Byron Dobson┬átakes issue with last week’s DOE press release about charter school performance, which was headlined, “Report shows charter school students outpace traditional public school students.” “Somehow the DOE headline comes across as a slam against public schools,” he writes. School choice. The Escambia school[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Common Core, teacher evaluations, school spending & more

Common Core. More signs that an implementation delay is in the works.┬áStateImpact Florida. Orlando Sentinel. Associated Press. School spending. South Florida Sun Sentinel: “The Broward school district overpaid a security firm by $129,000, according an internal audit that found the district grossly mismanaged the contract, paid unnecessary overtime and late[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Course choice, parent trigger, Jeb Bush & more

Course choice. Florida students in K-12 and higher education could pick courses provided by entities outside the traditional public school system under bills filed Thursday by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg. SchoolZone. Jeb Bush. He meets with lawmakers in the Capitol and predicts passage of the parent trigger bill. Coverage[Read More…]