Tag: school discipline

Groups push charter schools on discipline for special needs students

Charter schools should revamp their discipline practices to create better learning environments for “ALL students” — especially children with special needs, a range of education and civil rights advocates said today in a joint statement. The groups, which include the main national charter school association, the association of charter school authorizers, the Black Alliance for Educational[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Common Core, teachers, Manatee school district & more

Teachers. Either masochists or saints. StateImpact Florida. Teacher conduct. The Gilchrist County teacher  of the  year is put on leave following allegations of inappropriate conduct with female students. Gainesville Sun. Teacher pay. The chair of the Marion County School Board says 160 first-year teachers will be spared their jobs if[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: teacher pay, charter schools, school spending & more

Teacher pay. Gov. Rick Scott embarks on his Teacher Pay Raise Pep Rally Tour. Coverage from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Florida Times Union, Associated Press, StateImpact Florida. Teachers are “fed up with being used as political pawns,” says Pinellas teachers union president Kim Black in this Steve Bousquet piece. Charter schools. Gradebook pulls[Read More…]

Florida roundup: teacher eval lawsuit, Michelle Rhee, budget requests & more

Teacher evaluations. The NEA and FEA file a federal suit against the new teacher evaluations system in Florida. Coverage from the Orlando Sentinel, Associated Press, Times/Herald, Tallahassee Democrat, Gainesville Sun, Pensacola News Journal, Gradebook, Education Week, PolitiJax, State Impact Florida, New York Times, Answer Sheet. FEA statement here. Lawmakers need to fix glaring flaws,[Read More…]

Florida roundup: charter schools, tax credit scholarships and a question about parent trigger

Charter schools. Brooksville’s first charter school, one with a STEM focus, will open this fall, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Competition from charter schools is forcing the Palm Beach County school district to think harder about its needs and priorities, reports the Palm Beach Post. Charters are also sparking debate among Palm Beach[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Federal vouchers, tutoring oversight, student arrests & more

Federal vouchers. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., proposes what may be the most sweeping school choice legislation in U.S. history – a federal tax credit scholarship program similar to the state program in Florida. redefinED. More from the Miami Herald. Tutoring oversight. In response to a Tampa Bay Times investigation, Education[Read More…]