NAACP brings charter school debate to Orlando

After calling for a moratorium on new charter schools, the NAACP started a seven-city fact-finding tour that stops in Orlando this afternoon. Charter school advocates plan to make their presence known. Some, like Donyale Ferguson McGhee, the principal of Somerset Preperatory Academy North Lauderdale, say they weren’t given a chance[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Early degrees, tweeting, job security, charters and more

Early degrees: About eight Florida Atlantic University High School students finish high school with a bachelor’s degree each year. The Boca Raton school is believed to be the only one in the United States where students can earn a high school diploma and a bachelor’s degree at the same time. Associated Press. Tweet trouble: The Miami-Dade Schools[Read More…]

NAACP board approves anti-charter school resolution

Despite a full-court press from charter school supporters, the board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People approved a resolution on Saturday that calls for halting the growth of charters. The move reaffirms the civil rights organization’s longstanding positions, spelled out in a 2014 resolution decrying “privatization” in[Read More…]