Tag: Marion County School District

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

Testing. Miami-Dade dramatically scales back required assessments. Miami Herald. WPLG. StateImpact. Answer Sheet. Sunshine State News. Marion County considers seeking a state waiver from testing. Ocala Star-Banner. School choice. Opportunity scholarships, one of Florida’s least-used school forms of school choice, won’t be available to new students next year. Gradebook. Charter school[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Scholarship accounts, Common Core, campaigns and more

Personal learning scholarship accounts. The Jewish Journal takes a detailed look at Florida’s newest option for special needs students. Charter schools. Some Orange County charters make substantial improvements in the latest round of school grades, while others struggle. Orlando Sentinel. Hillsborough district officials raise concerns about the budget impacts of[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Tax credit scholarships, legislation, testing and more

Tax credit scholarships. Florida lawmakers close out their 2014 session by approving legislation that would expand eligibility for the scholarship program and increase regulation of non-profits that administer it, including Step Up For Students, which co-hosts this blog. Times/Herald. Associated Press. News Service of Florida. WFSU. Florida Current. St. Augustine[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Common Core, magnet schools, best principals & more

Virtual schools. Florida Virtual School is developing an online course for teachers about online teaching. Getting Smart. Magnet schools. Raising re-segregation concerns? ActionNewsJax.com. Career academies. Alachua holds its annual forum. Gainesville Sun. Charter schools. A charter school in Palm Beach County is starting a STEAM Academy. Palm Beach Post. Common[Read More…]