Tag: Lee County School District

Florida schools roundup: Testing, lawsuits, school choice and more

Lawsuits. A Sun-Sentinel opinion piece praises the lawsuit challenging Florida’s tax credit scholarship program, which is administered by organizations like Step Up For Students, which co-hosts this blog. School choice. Transferring out of neighborhood schools becomes commonplace, as thousands of Duval students take advantage of school choice programs. Florida Times-Union.[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Testing, magnet schools, big budgets & more

School choice. Add Voices for Choices to the list of school choice groups in Florida. redefinED. Duval County School District leaders propose a “Public Education Strong” marketing campaign to lure students back from charter and private schools. Florida Times Union. Sunshine State News’s Nancy Smith says women are waiting to[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Special needs, STEM, tax credit scholarships and more

STEM. A South Florida middle school students who takes courses online through Stanford University impresses President Obama with his inventions. Sun-Sentinel. Special needs. Duval schools face a federal investigation after a disability rights group alleges they denied students services. Florida Times-Union. Tax credit scholarships. Scholarships help students find schools that[Read More…]

Florida roundup: School choice, charter schools, Common Core and more

School choice. Legislation expanding education options passes in the Florida House, while the Senate remains more cautious. Times/Herald. Charter schools. The sponsor of the House’s charter-school bill taps the breaks as he works on amendments. Florida Current. Palm Beach County officials give a school focused on African-American curriculum one last chance[Read More…]