Tag: Seminole and school rezoning

Florida roundup: Course choice, parent trigger, Jeb Bush & more

Course choice. Florida students in K-12 and higher education could pick courses provided by entities outside the traditional public school system under bills filed Thursday by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg. SchoolZone. Jeb Bush. He meets with lawmakers in the Capitol and predicts passage of the parent trigger bill. Coverage[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Education reporting, education rankings, Diane Ravitch & more

Florida’s status. Matt Reed, Florida Today’s editorial page editor, takes a look at NAEP data and the most recent Education Week Quality Counts report and concludes: “We obviously have room to improve. But our system is neither starving, as educators always say. Nor is it “broken” or “failing,” as reformers keep telling[Read More…]

Florida roundup: School funding, creationism, teacher evaluations & more

School funding. Gov. Rick Scott proposes to spend $1.2 billion more on public schools next year. Coverage from Tampa Bay Times, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Lakeland Ledger, Associated Press, News Service of Florida, Naples Daily News, StateImpact Florida, Panama City News Herald. More money will prove lawmakers care, writes Tampa Bay[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Teacher pay, Tony Bennett, Marco Rubio & more

Teacher pay. Gov. Rick Scott says he wants to set aside enough money in this year’s budget to give every district teacher a $2,500 raise. Coverage from Tampa Bay Times, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Naples Daily News, Sarasota Herald Tribune, Associated Press, Tallahassee Democrat, Pensacola News Journal. Politics and poll numbers[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Quality Counts, Common Core, rezoning retreat & more

Top 10 again. Education Week ranks Florida No. 6 this year in its annual Quality Counts report. redefinED. Orlando Sentinel. Associated Press. Teacher evals. StateImpact Florida writes about the new Gates study on the best way to identify the best teachers. SchoolZone notes it. Jay P. Greene rips it. District[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Rezoning snobs, home-school stereotypes, Rick Scott & more

School funding. Gov. Rick Scott wants to spend additional revenue on public schools, reports the Florida Current. Funding and other education issues are woven through a mid-term progress report on Scott from the Tampa Bay Times. Rezoning. The Seminole school district is swamped with proposals, reports Orlando Sentinel. Affluent parents[Read More…]