Tag: school rankings

Florida schools roundup: Charlie Crist, FLVS, accountability gaming & more

Charter schools. Excel Leadership Academy in West Palm Beach makes its case to stay open before an administrative law judge, reports Extra Credit. The Daytona Beach News Journal looks at a struggling charter in Flagler. Virtual schools. The Palm Beach Post looks at the potential financial hit to Florida Virtual School[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: school choice, school rankings, school spending & more

School choice. Pasco Superintendent Kurt Browning says the district’s record in providing more school choice has been “abysmal.” Gradebook. Charter schools. The principal of a YMCA charter in Venice is put on leave for undisclosed reasons. Sarasota Herald Tribune. School turnarounds. Seven teachers who applied to keep their jobs at[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: conversion charter, Common Core, Tony Bennett & more

Charter schools. An arts magnet in Manatee considers converting to a charter school because of the district’s ongoing financial woes. Bradenton Herald. Common Core. Hillsborough school board members voice all kinds of concerns about Common Core. Tampa Bay Times. Tony Bennett. StateImpact Florida gives ink to anonymous, garden variety critics.[Read More…]

Florida roundup: parent trigger, charter schools, school rankings & more

Parent trigger. Parent trigger is headed to the Senate floor, with growing potential for drama. Coverage from redefinED and The Buzz. The latest from Diane Ravitch’s blog. Charter schools. The Pinellas County School Board agrees to sell the site of a former middle school to a charter school venture started by Cheri Shannon,[Read More…]

Florida roundup: school security, school closings, school rankings & more

School security. The Legislature is looking at a range of school security proposals, including allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons on school grounds and allowing local voters to hike taxes to pay for school security measures, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino offers his take[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Parent trigger, magnet schools, cyber bullying & more

Digital learning. Lawmakers are set to consider a digital education bill that would allow school districts to create “innovation schools” similar to charter schools. Gradebook. Parent trigger. House version is filed, reports SchoolZone. Democrats concede they probably don’t have the votes to stop it this year, reports Naked Politics. Magnet schools.[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Tony Bennett’s first day, charter school funding, Satanists & more

Tony Bennett. On his first day on the job, he meets with superintendents and the Florida Association of District Administrators and says he is an “unapologetic advocate for school choice,” reports the Tallahassee Democrat. More from The Buzz. His first comments on the “Commissioner’s Blog” here. Interview with StateImpact Florida.[Read More…]