Tag: Pinellas County School District

Florida roundup: charter schools, teacher transfers, Head Start & more

Charter schools. The charter schools in Pinellas expect to add 1,400 students this fall, for a total of nearly 6,500. Gradebook. A new charter school in Naples is offering a summer camp to boost literacy skills for ELL students entering kindergarten. Fort Myers News Press. The struggling Tiger Academy charter[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Parent power, special needs students, atheists & more

Parent power. Gov. Rick Scott signs into law a bill that gives parents of disabled students more say over their kid’s education. Orlando Sentinel, Associated Press. Virtual schools. Scott also signs the digital learning bill into law. Florida Current. Charter schools. The Lakeland-based Achievement Academy, a charter for students with[Read More…]

Florida roundup: charter schools, magnet schools, science standards & more

Charter schools. A new charter opening in Broward this fall will offer blended learning. THE Journal. The Imagine in Pasco offers an expanded expansion request. Gradebook. Magnet schools. The Palm Beach district is speeding up its annual lottery process. Palm Beach Post. Single-gender schools. The Palm Beach district finds a new[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Common Core, school board transparency & more ALEC

Charter schools. A Lake County charter will get money to stay open despite an unfavorable audit that showed problems with record keeping for enrollment. Orlando Sentinel. Common Core. The Manatee school board votes to release students early on one Wednesday a month next year so teachers can have more time[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Common Core, school grades, summer learning loss & more

Common Core. StateImpact Florida: Don’t let Common Core squeeze out science. StateImpact Florida: State Sen. John Legg says lawmakers still have a lot to do to get the state ready for Common Core. Charter schools. New study from CREDO shows charter schools improving nationally, compared to traditional public schools, but with[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Charter privatization, teacher quality, dual enrollment & more

Charter schools: Pembroke Pines city leaders release a privatization plan for its charter schools system that could result in hundreds of teachers losing their jobs. Miami Herald. The city plans to contract with Charter Schools USA for $10 million a year to operate the system. Sun-Sentinel. School grades: Education officials from[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Budget shortfalls, Common Core, FCAT scores & more

Summer school: Pinellas County school officials expect 8,500 students to participate in the Summer Bridge program. Tampa Tribune. Budgets: The numbers aren’t final, but the Collier County school district projects an $8.3 million shortfall while Lee County school officials expect to make $13 million to $15 million in cuts. Naples  Daily News.[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Common Core, summer camps, digital classrooms & more

Common Core: Sen. John Legg tries to clear up confusion about the Common Core State Standards. Tampa Tribune. Stepping down: An elementary school principal makes good on his threat to retire following an ethics complaint against a Palm Beach County school board member whose children attended the school. Palm Beach Post.[Read More…]