Tag: Orange County Public Schools

School threats, new mascots, scholarship programs, charter school databases and more

Around the state: An old mascot was retired and a new one was chosen at a Hillsborough high school, schools in Lee are reopening after Hurricane Ian, school board races heat up statewide, and school threats occurred in various districts. Here are details about those stories and other developments from the[Read More…]

New proposals for charter school collaboration in Central Florida

Three large school districts along Florida’s I-4 corridor are angling for grants that could help them draw nationally recognized charter school networks to low-income neighborhoods. The Orange, Polk and Hillsborough County school districts applied this month for $2.5 million in funding from round two of the Florida Department of Education’s district-charter collaboration program.[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Charter schools, testing, Broad Prize and more

Tax credit scholarships. A student receiving a scholarship overcomes homelessness and excels in high school. Miami Herald. The Tampa Tribune analyzes the program’s growth. Charter schools. Charters account for one-third of Hillsborough’s enrollment growth. Tampa Bay Times. Sarasota school officials criticize four charter applications. Sarasota Herald-Tribune. The Naples Daily News follows[Read More…]