Tag: Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade superintendent: School choice is “a right, not a privilege”

 Since Alberto Carvalho became Miami-Dade County Public Schools superintendent a decade ago, the number of charter school students in his district has tripled to nearly 70,000, while the number of low-income students using state scholarships to attend private schools has jumped five-fold, to 26,272. Parents in America’s fourth-largest school[Read More…]

Florida Catholic schools hold their own in sea of school choice

Editor’s note: Catholic Schools Week, sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association, is celebrated this year from Jan. 27-Feb. 2. Through events such as open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members, schools focus on the value that Catholic education provides to young people as well[Read More…]

National tests bring celebrations, and some cautions, for Florida’s urban school districts

We’ve written before about the improving results in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and the potential for improvement in Duval County. The latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress show those positive trends continue. But they also show there’s still work to do. Urban school districts may have shown[Read More…]

KIPP Miami in the works for Liberty City

A new “school of hope” could soon be coming to the cradle of Florida’s charter school movement. On Oct. 11, the Miami-Dade County School Board approved an item laying the groundwork for a collaboration with KIPP Miami. The plans would bring the nation’s largest nonprofit charter school network to Liberty[Read More…]

What to make of a federal charter school audit with Florida connections

A recent federal audit raised concerns about cozy relationships between charter school boards, charter school management companies, and other vendors they do business with. The report, released late last month by the U.S. Department of Education, has gotten a good deal of attention for concluding those ties could pose a “risk” to federal programs that support charters.[Read More…]