Tag: State Rep. Jennifer Sullivan

Florida schools roundup: Charter schools, legislative goals, Israel criticism and more

Charter schools now top choice: Charter schools are now the most popular school of choice for Florida parents, according to the Florida Department of Education. About 47 percent of Florida preK-12 students, or 1.6 million, attended a choice school during the 2017-2018 school year. Charter schools claimed 292,001 of those,[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: DOE changes, Corcoran, borrowing for schools and more

DOE departures: Commissioner Pam Stewart isn’t the only top Department of Education official who is leaving soon. Linda Champion, the department’s deputy commissioner of finance, and K-12 chancellor Hershel Lyons have also announced their impending retirements. Today, the Florida Board of Education will consider Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis’ proposed appointment of[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Schools of Hope, Corcoran reaction, security and more

Schools of Hope: The Florida Department of Education is looking for a financial partner to provide loans to build charter schools near persistently struggling, traditional public schools. The partner would oversee the $100 million “Schools of Hope” loan program that was passed by the Legislature in 2017. The DOE expects[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Corcoran and DOE, arming teachers, lawsuit and more

Corcoran as commissioner?┬áRepublican Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis is reportedly considering appointing former House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, to be the next commissioner of education. The staunch school choice advocate would replace Pam Stewart, who had planned on retiring when Gov. Rick Scott left office in January but in October accepted[Read More…]