Tag: Orange County School District

Florida roundup: tax credit scholarships, Common Core, testing & more

Tax credit scholarships. The bill to expand the state’s tax credit scholarships program passes its first committee on a party-line vote. redefinED. More from the Halifax Media Services, Miami Herald, Associated Press, The Florida Current, News Service of Florida, WFSU, Palm Beach Post. Faith leaders and their supporters from across Florida gather in[Read More…]

Florida roundup: VAM, tax credit scholarships, charter schools & more

Tax credit scholarships. The Orlando Sentinel editorializes against the proposed expansion, largely using the editorial written by its sister paper, the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Tampa Bay Times columnist John Romano calls it a continuation of the “systematic decimation of Florida public schools.” The Tampa Tribune gives it a thumbs[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Vouchers, Rick Scott, Teach for America & more

Tax credit scholarships. Expansion of the program (administered by Step Up For Students, which co-hosts this blog) is one of 10 “issues to watch” during the upcoming legislative session. News Service of Florida. It’s also a potential land mine for Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign, the News Service writes. House[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: School grades, career academies, kindergarten & more

Interim chief: Florida’s chancellor of public  schools, Pam  Stewart, will step in again as interim education commissioner after Tony Bennett’s resignation. The Buzz. Is all this hoopla a sign the top education post should be an elected position? The Buzz. And the Sun Sentinel editorialized, “Rather than a divisive leader, let’s find a crusader who[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: school grades, parent power, Jeb Bush & more

Charter schools. Pasco’s Dayspring Academy, where state Sen. John Legg is an administrator, puts off expansion plans for a year. Gradebook. An F-rated charter in Flagler shows improvement. Daytona Beach News Journal. Magnet schools. The Palm Beach County district considers two arts magnets for the south end of the district. Palm[Read More…]

Florida roundup: School grades, charter schools, Space of Mind & more

Charter schools. What happened to the Ben Gamla charter school in Pinellas is a “study in bad charter school governance.” Choice Words. Parents try to figure out what to do now that a struggling charter school in Deland is closing. Daytona Beach News Journal. Ditto for the parents of a[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Rick Scott, career education, school zoning & more

Charter schools. A Palm Beach County School Board member questions whether it’s appropriate to allow a charter school to stay in a district building that needs millions of dollars in renovations. Extra Credit. Career education. Manatee students make a splash in two national competitions – one in technology, and the[Read More…]