Tag: Parent trigger

Mr. Gibbons’ Report Card: Parent empowerment, transparent transparency and sad, but happy birthdays

Gloria Romero   Gloria Romero, a former Democratic majority leader of the California Senate, helped pass a bill that required parents to be informed if their child attended a school in the bottom 10 percent of all public schools in California. If they did, the parents could stick around at[Read More…]

A charter conversion with parents and teachers speaking in one loud voice

In a state that has found itself politically deadlocked over whether parents should be given the power to change who runs a public school, a Bradenton elementary magnet school pulled its own type of trigger this week. The vote to convert to a charter school was made under existing Florida law,[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Charter schools in Penn., Catholic schools in Washington, tax credit scholarships in Ohio & more

Washington, D.C.: District Mayor Vincent Gray plans to allow charter schools and community organizations to lease 16 public school buildings,  some of which were slated to close next school year (Washington Post). More from the Washington Examiner. The charter board approves two new schools, including one that helps adults learn to read (Washington Post).[Read More…]

National survey shows mothers support school choice

A new poll finds that mothers of school-aged children aren’t happy with the direction of K-12 public education nationwide, and they are more likely to favor nontraditional, school choice options – like charter schools, private schools and the use of vouchers. The telephone survey was commissioned by the Friedman Foundation[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: school choice, school rankings, school spending & more

School choice. Pasco Superintendent Kurt Browning says the district’s record in providing more school choice has been “abysmal.” Gradebook. Charter schools. The principal of a YMCA charter in Venice is put on leave for undisclosed reasons. Sarasota Herald Tribune. School turnarounds. Seven teachers who applied to keep their jobs at[Read More…]