Tag: Pinellas

Teacher pay, settlement talks, more limits on comments at meetings and more

Around the state: Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that he would approve a line in the state’s new budget that allocates $800 million toward upping teacher salaries, more limits may be coming on public comment at school board meetings in Pinellas, and discussions continue on the superintendent post in Volusia. Here are[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: District virtual schools, adult ed, charters & more

Virtual school: The Pinellas County School District sees a surge in its in-house virtual school programs, prompting school officials to close the application period a week early. Tampa Bay Times. Charter schools: One of Tallahassee’s oldest and most successful charter schools looks to expand, while another that caters to middle school hopes to add an[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: First days, Common Core, Jeb Bush & more

School is cool: The Community Foundation of Broward County and other donors launch a School is Cool initiative for middle-schoolers to boost high school graduation rates and competitiveness. Sun Sentinel. Welcome back: Broward County students are back in class. Sun Sentinel. The re-designed Galaxy Elementary in Boynton Beach opens its “green” doors to 580 students for the first day[Read More…]

Florida roundup: charter schools, school grades, a Civil War general & more

Charter schools. Parents at the now-defunct Ben Gamla charter school tell Pinellas Superintendent Mike Grego that they’re unhappy with its closing. Gradebook. Gainesville’s oldest charter school goes to a year-round schedule. Gainesville Sun. A new charter in Hillsborough will serve high school students with disabilities. Tampa Tribune. Tax credit scholarships.[Read More…]