Tag: Palm Beach

Book donations, the parental power index, school lawsuits and more

Around the state: High school students in Lee donated thousands of books to an elementary school that lost everything during Hurricane Ian, parents in Brevard spoke out against proposed changes to the district’s disciplinary rules and an investigation revealed new information about Bright Futures scholarships. Here are details about those[Read More…]

Palm Beach County School Board approves proposed tax referendum leaving out charters

The Palm Beach County School Board voted unanimously Wednesday night for a proposed tax referendum expected to generate approximately $200 million a year for traditional public schools – and none for charter schools. The decision followed a hearing attended by roughly 20 charter school parents, teachers and leaders who argued[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: District virtual schools, adult ed, charters & more

Virtual school: The Pinellas County School District sees a surge in its in-house virtual school programs, prompting school officials to close the application period a week early. Tampa Bay Times. Charter schools: One of Tallahassee’s oldest and most successful charter schools looks to expand, while another that caters to middle school hopes to add an[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: First days, Common Core, Jeb Bush & more

School is cool: The Community Foundation of Broward County and other donors launch a School is Cool initiative for middle-schoolers to boost high school graduation rates and competitiveness. Sun Sentinel. Welcome back: Broward County students are back in class. Sun Sentinel. The re-designed Galaxy Elementary in Boynton Beach opens its “green” doors to 580 students for the first day[Read More…]