Tag: Lake County school district

Florida roundup: Common Core, charter schools, ed commissioner & more

Education commissioner. The Florida Board of Education appears poised to hire interim commissioner Pam Stewart to permanently replace Tony Bennett instead of launching the third search in two years. Associated Press. Common Core, school grades and new tests aren’t on the agenda. Miami Herald. Common Core. Lawmakers face growing resistance as[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Common Core, charter schools, special needs & more

Common Core: The new national education standards are attracting opposition and causing a rift among Republicans. Miami Herald. Parents can expect more project-based homework, group work in class and less multiple-choice tests thanks to Common Core State Standards. Sun Sentinel. More from the Miami Herald. Parents: This school year will be the last time[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Common Core, school spending, athletics & more

Parent focus: Lincoln Park Elementary Principal Cassandra Smith plans to work closely with parents at the turnaround school in Escambia County. Pensacola News Journal. School spending: Manatee County School Board members meet tonight to consider a 2.16 percent increase to this year’s tax levy to help bring in more money for[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Pitbull, teacher conduct, tax credit scholarships & more

Charter schools. The Miami Herald writes up the latest celebrity champion for charter schools: rapper Pitbull. Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino isn’t a fan. Tax credit scholarships. The “escalator” provision on the enrollment cap for Florida’s program – something most programs in other states do not have – is[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Common Core, school board transparency & more ALEC

Charter schools. A Lake County charter will get money to stay open despite an unfavorable audit that showed problems with record keeping for enrollment. Orlando Sentinel. Common Core. The Manatee school board votes to release students early on one Wednesday a month next year so teachers can have more time[Read More…]