Tag: Lori White

Florida schools roundup: Tuition fight, better grades, charter boost and more

In-state tuition fight: State Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, is unhappy that newly elected Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, has introduced a bill that would prohibit undocumented immigrant students from receiving in-state tuition for college. Latvala, who is the House appropriations chairman, was one of the backers of that measure. “The final chapter[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Common Core, school threats, SAC funds cut and more

Common Core: National support for the Common Core State Standards has fallen to the lowest level in five years, according to a report in Education Next, a journal published by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Education Policy and Governance. Only about 42 percent of those polled support the standards, down from 90 percent[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Teacher prep ratings, appeal, freeze effects and more

Teacher prep rules: The U.S. Education Department issues guidelines for states to rate colleges’ teacher preparation programs on an annual basis. The ratings would track teachers after graduation and show how they perform, which is intended to help aspiring teachers decide on which college to attend and to improve the colleges’ programs.[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Closings, makeup days, rookie teachers and more

Some schools still closed: Communities along Florida’s east coast are recovering from the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew last week, and schools in several districts remain closed today. Florida Times-Union. WJCT. WJXT. WJAX. Florida Today. Palm Beach Post. WFTV. St. Augustine Record. Daytona Beach News-Journal. Fernandina Beach News-Leader. TCPalm. Palm Coast Observer. WWSB. The National[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Superintendent jobs, suspensions, testing and more

Superintendent jobs: Duval County School Board chairwoman Ashley Smith Juarez says she asked Superintendent Nikolai Vitti to resign because she thinks his plan to gradually close the achievement gaps between white and minority students is too timid. “To accept these results is to accept the racism that has plagued our district for[Read More…]