Tag: Marco Rubio

Lawmakers praise Fifth Third Bank for decision to resume support of tax credit scholarships

Within an hour of Fifth Third Bank’s announcement via a press release that it will continue to fund scholarships for Florida’s most disadvantaged students, state lawmakers took to social media to thank the bank for reconsidering its decision to fund the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program. Those lawmakers included Rep.[Read More…]

Rubio: Attack on school choice in FL should concern parents everywhere

From an op-ed on FoxNews.com today authored by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio: Last year in my home state of Florida, over 40% of children educated with taxpayer funds didn’t attend their zoned public school. They attended district run magnet schools, charter schools, virtual schools and dual enrollment programs with colleges. This[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Dual enrollment, career ed, private schools & more

Dual enrollment: Students enrolled in the College Academy at Broward College take classes on the college’s campus with Broward College professors, but they also get the support of a high school, all for free. Sun Sentinel. Career academies: Clay County plans to redesign high schools into wall-to-wall career academies. Florida Times-Union. Mulberry’s[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: School grades, Common Core, charter schools & more

School grades: Florida has a record-high 107 F-rated schools this year. Miami Herald. Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando all earned overall “C” grades. Tampa Bay Times. Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie says the district’s school grade drops mirror declines statewide, but students still performed better or as well as last year. Sun-Sentinel. For the first time in nine years,[Read More…]