Tag: NorthStar charter school

What’s that charter school spending its money on? Go look

Want to see that charter school’s budget or who sits on its governing board? How about its financial audits? Or whether it is owned by a management company? Under a bill passed by lawmakers last week, every Florida charter school must maintain a website where it posts that information and[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Rising grad rates, zoning angst, charter school shenanigans & more

Grad rates rising: Florida’s grad rate jumped nearly 4 percentage points in 2012, to 74.5 percent, the biggest one-year jump since 2003, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Full DOE report for districts and individual schools here. The DOE press release announcing the news was sent out at 5:42 p.m. Friday and[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Catholic schools, district oversight, proposed tax hikes and more

Oldest African-American school in Florida. St. Peter Claver Catholic School in Tampa is profiled by Fox 13 in Tampa. Many students attend with tax-credit scholarships. A different take on charter school payout controversy. Red flags should have prompted more oversight from the Orange County school district, writes Adam Emerson at the[Read More…]

Red flags in Florida charter school scandal raise questions about district oversight

The half-million-dollar payout to the principal of a failing charter school in Orlando has sparked far-ranging criticism of Florida charter schools and the laws that govern them. But over at the Fordham Institute’s Choice Words blog today, Adam Emerson offers a different take. After doing some independent reporting, Emerson (the[Read More…]