Tag: School grades

Florida roundup: Charter schools, tax-credit scholarships, open enrollment and more

Charter schools. Legislation is on the move. Palm Beach Post. Florida Current. Tax-credit scholarships. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Rich opposes the program, while primary favorite Charlie Crist does not take a firm stance on legislation that would expand it. Sunshine State News. Politico mentions Florida’s program in a broadside about public money going to[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Public school choice, digital learning, school grades & more

Public-school choice. Duval County’s superintendent wants to allow parents to enroll their children in any district-run school they choose, creating the first “open enrollment” policy among Florida’s major urban districts, the Florida Times-Union reports. More from First Coast News, WOKV. Military charter schools. It’s not clear what effect a bill provision, soon[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Tax credit scholarships, school spending, teacher evals & more

Tax credit scholarships. The Tampa Tribune comes down in favor of the expansion bill. The testing issue for tax credit scholarships is complicated. Gradebook. As she has many times before, Jacksonville’s Julie Delegal says valid comparisons to public school students can’t be made when tax credit scholarship students take similar but[Read More…]

Florida roundup: VAM, tax credit scholarships, charter schools & more

Tax credit scholarships. The Orlando Sentinel editorializes against the proposed expansion, largely using the editorial written by its sister paper, the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Tampa Bay Times columnist John Romano calls it a continuation of the “systematic decimation of Florida public schools.” The Tampa Tribune gives it a thumbs[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Vouchers, Rick Scott, Teach for America & more

Tax credit scholarships. Expansion of the program (administered by Step Up For Students, which co-hosts this blog) is one of 10 “issues to watch” during the upcoming legislative session. News Service of Florida. It’s also a potential land mine for Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign, the News Service writes. House[Read More…]