Tag: student retention

Florida roundup: Charter school bill, state colleges, student retention & more

Charter schools. The Senate Education Committee moves closer to agreement on additional charter schools accountability measures, but a divide lingers over facilities funding, reports The Buzz, which includes this quote from Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee: “The time for finger pointing between charter schools and regular public schools is over. We have to[Read More…]

Florida education summit puts focus on Common Core’s potential, challenges

Florida business leaders put a spotlight Wednesday on the promise and potential pitfalls of Common Core – the tough, new academic standards that are rolling into Florida schools and will help re-shape teaching, learning and testing. At a wide-ranging, day-long education summit in Orlando, several participants suggested a public awareness campaign[Read More…]

More signs of Florida’s academic progress

For the second time this week, a credible, independent analysis shows Florida students leading the pack in progress. Between 1992 and 2011, Florida students made bigger gains than students in four other “mega states” in fourth- and eighth-grade reading and fourth-grade math, according to a report released Thursday by an[Read More…]