Tag: Pinellas County School District

Florida roundup: Tax credit scholarships, school spending, teacher evals & more

Tax credit scholarships. The Tampa Tribune comes down in favor of the expansion bill. The testing issue for tax credit scholarships is complicated. Gradebook. As she has many times before, Jacksonville’s Julie Delegal says valid comparisons to public school students can’t be made when tax credit scholarship students take similar but[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Tax credit scholarships, teacher conduct, Andy Ford & more

Tax credit scholarships. On his blog The Fine Print, the AP’s Gary Fineout lists the “voucher” testing debate as one of the five biggest questions of the session. The Times/Herald takes a look at the “powerful political forces” supporting school choice scholarships. (The tax credit scholarships program is administered by Step[Read More…]

Virtual charter schools on rise in Florida

Virtual charter schools are ramping up in the Sunshine State with three Florida Virtual Academies expected to open next fall, bringing the total number of schools in the charter network to eight. School boards in Clay, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties signed off on the academies last month. The schools will[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 roundup: Common Core, Florida Virtual School, mold & more

Common Core. Common Core opponents begin airing radio ads. Orlando Sentinel. Virtual schools. Florida Virtual School adds some adult classes. Daytona Beach News Journal. School choice. Application period for district choice programs in Pinellas begins Wednesday. Gradeboook. School spending. Mo money, mo problems? Gradebook. School boards. Politicking in Pasco. Gradebook. School diversity.[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Common Core, Tony Bennett, school choice & more

Tax credit scholarships. A growing option for families in Pinellas. Tampa Bay Times. Charter schools. The proposed charter school at MacDill Air Force Base sparks a debate over charter school governance. Tampa Tribune. Polk State College aims to help high school dropouts with a new charter school. The Ledger. School choice.[Read More…]