Around the state: The Florida Department of Education released school grades statewide, Hillsborough officials face hurdles in building new schools, free meals in Charlotte and crowdfunding for teacher wish lists in Seminole. Here are details about those stories and others from the state’s districts, private schools, and colleges and universities:[Read More…]
Tag: School grades
Should students be graded during the pandemic?
Editor’s note: The Philadelphia Inquirer recently encouraged a debate between a local parent and veteran policy analyst and redefinED guest blogger Jonathan Butcher on the question of whether grading is necessary to keep students on track amid arguments that grades during the pandemic are ambiguous and unfair. Butcher argued in[Read More…]
revisitED: Customization can lead to eliminating school grades and better accountability
The state of Florida’s latest annual report on the performance of students receiving tax credit scholarships contained these facts: 22.9 percent of scholarship students came from public schools rated “D” or “F” in the prior school year, while 30.3 percent of came from public schools rated “A” or “B.” School[Read More…]
Civics shifts, school grades and Schools of Hope
Last year, Florida lawmakers created a new program called Schools of Hope. Its goals were twofold: Ratchet up the pressure on low-performing public schools to quickly increase student achievement, and encourage new alternatives — especially proven charter school operators — to take root in struggling communities. School letter grades released yesterday suggest[Read More…]
Florida charter schools avoid ‘double-F’ closures
Florida charter schools improved their letter grades this year, mirroring trends among public schools as a whole.
Florida roundup: School grades, reading, elections and more
School grades. For Florida’s public schools, fewer A’s, but also fewer F’s. Three of five academically struggling schools highlighted by a Pulitzer-prize-winning investigative series improve their letter grades. Tampa Bay Times. Four charter schools face closure for earning multiple F’s. redefinED. Parents are rallying around a South St. Petersburg charter[Read More…]
Update: Florida “double F” charter schools face shutdowns
Four Florida charter schools could soon be shut down after receiving multiple F’s under the state’s grading system. The preliminary letter grades, released this morning by the state Department of Education, are the first that will carry real consequences for schools under a revamped accountability system tied to new state tests[Read More…]
Florida roundup: Charter schools, NAACP, accountability and more
Accountability. Florida officials prepare for the new federal law, which gives states more flexibility. Politico Florida. Palm Beach Post. Charter schools. Audits of Florida charter schools show signs of financial stress. Florida Times-Union. A Bay County charter school may have to trim its budget. Panama City News Herald. Funding. School[Read More…]