Tag: mentors

Florida schools roundup: State grades, Common Core, mentors & more

Grade appeal: Two West Palm Beach County schools are among 12 in the state appealing their overall grades to the Florida Department of Education. Sun Sentinel. Charter schools: Pinellas County’s newest charter school, University Preparatory Academy, draws complaints concerning students with behavioral problems. Tampa Bay Times. Common Core: Will new Common Core standards mean[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Common Core, superintendents, turnarounds & more

School grades. Low grades create more teacher turnover, a teacher columnist argues. StateImpact Florida. Turnaround schools. Pushback in Pasco yields some flexibility from the state. Tampa Bay Times. Charter schools. The League of Women Voters ask questions in Polk. Lakeland Ledger. Common Core. Administrators are training for Common Core too.[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Teacher quality, teacher evaluations, a missing forklift & more

Next steps. Florida should adopt parent triggers and education savings accounts to keep the reform momentum going, writes William Mattox at the James Madison Institute. Florida Voices. More on teacher raises. Gov. Rick Scott’s proposal is “long overdue,” writes the Miami Herald. Teachers deserve it, writes the Tampa Tribune. Agreed, writes the Florida[Read More…]