Florida roundup: Charter schools, testing, teachers unions and more

Charter schools. More could be closing in Broward. South Florida Sun Sentinel. Miami Herald. Tax credit scholarships. Did top Step Up For Students officials need to register as lobbyists? Times/Herald. (Step Up co-hosts this blog.) Testing. Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart picks AIR to develop the new wave of tests[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Common Core, magnet schools, best principals & more

Virtual schools. Florida Virtual School is developing an online course for teachers about online teaching. Getting Smart. Magnet schools. Raising re-segregation concerns? ActionNewsJax.com. Career academies. Alachua holds its annual forum. Gainesville Sun. Charter schools. A charter school in Palm Beach County is starting a STEAM Academy. Palm Beach Post. Common[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: PARCC, Pam Stewart, teacher raises & more

School counselors: Palm Beach County elementary school counselors learn a new curriculum aimed at fourth- and fifth-graders called “Breaking The Silence: Teaching the Next Generation About Mental Illness.” Sun Sentinel. Teacher raises: The Orange County school district and its teachers union haven’t reached an agreement on pay increases, so the district has declared an impasse that ends[Read More…]

Florida roundup: education videos, Common Core, school supplies & more

Common Core. Now the PR battle is on. StateImpact Florida. School spending. Lee County finds it’s tough to hire school therapists when they’d be on the same salary schedule as teachers and could make more elsewhere. Fort Myers News Press. Teacher pay: The Volusia County School Board looks at pay raises and[Read More…]