Tag: school security

Florida schools roundup: Desegregation, magnet schools, Common Core & more

Traditional schools: Broward County revamps several struggling schools and sees a boost in technology use and enrollment. Sun Sentinel. Duval’s superintendent tells residents that approval of a bond issue could result in students of the highest-poverty schools gaining wireless Internet and greater access to laptops and computers. Florida Times-Union. Five struggling schools[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Charters, armed guards, class size & more

Charter schools: The Miami-Dade school district rejects a charter application for a public safety-themed high school. Miami Herald. School safety: Hillsborough County school leaders continue to debate having armed guards at schools. Tampa Bay Times. Teacher pay: Raising the starting salary for new teachers is one of the best ways to boost[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Charter schools, safety, teacher pay & more

Charter schools: Lee County administrators are putting greater scrutiny on charter applicants and state officials have tightened requirements to open schools. Naples Daily News. School safety: The Broward school district has allowed police officers to live rent-free on some school grounds since the 1980s as a way to provide after-hours safety,[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Charters, private schools, special needs & more

Charter schools: Pinellas County’s University Prep organizes a local board and moves forward in the search for a new principal. Tampa Bay Times. A proposal for a charter school on MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa still awaits a recommendation from Hillsborough district staff. Tampa Bay Times.   Private schools: Florida Air Academy[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Homeschooling, charters, private schools & more

Homeschooling: A Florida woman who has been homeschooling her children is ordered by a judge to put them in public school after a guardian ad litem says she believes they would benefit from the socialization. Tampa Bay Times. Charter schools: A Palm Beach County senator wants to narrow the mission of[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Magnet schools, charters, achievement gap & more

Charter schools: The Lake Wales Charter School system is creating a new position to help with private fundraising. The Ledger. Magnet schools: Beginning next school year, Hernando County’s magnet schools will be able to send students with attendance problems, excessive tardiness, behavior issues or poor grades back to their zoned schools. Tampa[Read More…]