Tag: principal autonomy

New report has positive implications for Florida’s Principal Autonomy program

The Progressive Policy Institute has released a report that has positive implications for a new legislative initiative in Florida, called Principal Autonomy, that gives public school principals greater authority over staffing, the curriculum and the budget. The new report found that district-run autonomous schools in Boston, Denver, Memphis and Los[Read More…]

Fla. House tweaks autonomous-school proposal to create ‘innovation zones’

Florida school districts could create networks of autonomous public schools in “innovation zones” under a new proposal in the state House. It’s the latest iteration of an autonomous-school concept in HB 7055. That bill awaits final action today by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The Senate has proposed a different model.[Read More…]

Erin Grall

New freedoms may be coming for Florida’s top-performing public schools

Florida’s highest-performing public schools would get greater operational freedom under a measure approved today by a state House panel. HB 1331 would ease regulations for “Schools of Excellence” — public schools whose academic performance ranks among the state’s top 20 percent in their grade range at least two out of three consecutive[Read More…]

Chicago strike gave charter schools a spotlight – Stacy McAuliffe, podcastED

Who won the strike in Chicago? Charter schools. While the nation watched, story after story noted the obvious – that while 350,000 traditional public school students were displaced for more than a week, thousands of charter school students were in class. Even better, news coverage gave the general public a[Read More…]