Tag: paddling

Florida roundup: virtual schools, parent trigger, teacher conduct & more

Virtual schools. The state investigation of K12 Inc. in Florida – which turned up three inadequately certified teachers – anchors a critical story in Maine by the Portland Press Herald. Education Week writes it up. Parent trigger. Sen. David Simmons is proposing another compromise for parent trigger. Gradebook. Common Core. StateImpact[Read More…]

Florida roundup: virtual schools, magnet schools, paddling & more

Virtual schools. Florida Virtual School is battling proposed budget cuts, reports Associated Press. A state investigation finds online provider K12 Inc. employed three teachers who lacked proper certification to teach some subjects, reports StateImpact Florida. Magnet schools. A Hillsborough high school best known for its football program starts an academic program heavy[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Tutoring oversight, teachers unions, Tony Bennett & more

Tutoring oversight. In the first part of a two-part series on a requirement initially mandated by No Child Left Behind, a  Tampa Bay Times investigation finds at least 36 of 456 tutoring companies in Florida are headed by people with criminal records. In part two, the Times traces last year’s last-minute legislative push to[Read More…]