Tag: Leon County school district

Florida roundup: Common Core, testing, tax credit scholarships & more

Tax credit scholarships. House Speaker Will Weatherford and Americans for Prosperity tout the proposed program expansion (among other non-education-related issues) before the start of the session. Orlando Sentinel. Gets a mention in The Florida Current and Sunshine State News, too. Also gets a mention in this Times/Herald story, which oddly refers[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Common Core, Florida Virtual School, mold & more

Common Core. Common Core opponents begin airing radio ads. Orlando Sentinel. Virtual schools. Florida Virtual School adds some adult classes. Daytona Beach News Journal. School choice. Application period for district choice programs in Pinellas begins Wednesday. Gradeboook. School spending. Mo money, mo problems? Gradebook. School boards. Politicking in Pasco. Gradebook. School diversity.[Read More…]

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, 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: Common Core, school grades, summer learning loss & more

Common Core. StateImpact Florida: Don’t let Common Core squeeze out science. StateImpact Florida: State Sen. John Legg says lawmakers still have a lot to do to get the state ready for Common Core. Charter schools. New study from CREDO shows charter schools improving nationally, compared to traditional public schools, but with[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Common Core, school spending, arts education & more

Common Core. Tony Bennett promises the most aggressive deployment of Common Core in the country. StateImpact Florida. Teacher raises. Guidance from the governor’s office, reports Gradebook. Alachua teachers are getting a 2 percent raise., reports the Gainesville Sun. Teacher conduct. Snoozing teacher, two day suspension. South Florida Sun Sentinel. Teacher evals. Needs tweaking,[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: virtual schools, teacher conduct, tutors & more

Virtual schools. Lawmakers open online learning to more providers, including private interests, reports the Miami Herald. StateImpact Florida and the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting obtain internal emails and a recording of a K12 Inc. company meeting that they say shed light on questionable company practices involving teachers who are not properly certified. Struggling[Read More…]