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Why did some charters miss out on Florida school uniform funding?

Student uniforms are common at Florida’s more than 650 charter schools. Yet, when state lawmakers offered extra funding to school districts that required uniforms, most charters couldn’t participate. The reason: Participation in the new program needed to be district-wide. If a school district chose not to set a uniform policy, the charters[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Kiera Wilmot, online classes, school choice & more

Kiera Wilmot. Prosecutors won’t file criminal charges against Kiera Wilmot, the Polk County student who has become a cause celebre after igniting a small chemical explosion on school grounds, reports the Lakeland Ledger. Beth Kassab says the arrest took things way too far. In the aftermath, neighboring Orange will get[Read More…]

Florida roundup: charter schools, privatization, educator conduct & more

Charter schools. The exorbitant payouts to the principal of a failing Orange County charter school are behind legislative efforts to tighten charter laws. Orlando Sentinel. Privatization. The Volusia County school district considers outsourcing 500 custodial and grounds maintenance jobs, reports the Daytona Beach News Journal. The Bay County school district considers[Read More…]