Tag: parent trigger and charter schools

Parent trigger bill filed again in Florida

The most contentious education bill in last year’s Florida Legislature is back this year.Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, filedĀ a “parent trigger” bill Wednesday that is similar to last year’s. Senate Bill 862 would give more power to parents in struggling schools that are mandated by state accountability rules to implement a[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Bill Gates and Washington charters, parent trigger victory in California & more

Washington: Supporters of a charter school ballot initiative raise $5 million in six weeks, including another $2 million from Bill Gates (Associated Press). California: A judge rules that parents who won a parent trigger battle can open a charter school next fall (Los Angeles Times). Florida: A new initiative to[Read More…]

The redefinED podcast — An interview with Ben Austin of the Parent Revolution

“We’re living in a revolutionary moment,” says Ben Austin, executive director of the Parent Revolution, as we begin our interview for redefinED’s inaugural podcast. And the moment to which he refers has been marked by California’s “parent trigger,” a law that has upended the status quo at one Compton school[Read More…]