Tag: Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Florida schools roundup: Cold again closing schools, pensions and more

Cold closing schools: A cold front is expected to bring freezing temperatures and icy conditions into north Florida today. The Walton, Escambia, Jackson, Holmes, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa school districts have closed all schools, and Bay County is limiting after-school activities. Northwest Florida Daily News. WMBB. WEAR. Pensacola News Journal.[Read More…]

Florida state board sides with high-performing charter schools on appeal

The Florida Board of Education sided today with three proposed charter schools in Indian River and St. Lucie Counties, overturning attempts by local school boards to stop them from opening. After the decisions, one board member rebuked the school districts for creating roadblocks to new schools, which would replicate existing high-performing Somerset Academy[Read More…]

Florida state board backs one charter school’s appeal; rejects another

The Florida Board of Education today supported the appeal of one rejected charter school’s application, and denied another, amid concerns about the ability of small, upstart charter schools to secure financial support. Laura Pincus, an attorney representing the Palm Beach County School board, said it rejected an application from Lake Worth Classical[Read More…]