Tag: Teach Florida

Jewish school choice advocacy group Teach Florida thanks lawmakers for support at annual breakfast

More than 600 people joined Teach Florida’s board and staff for the organization’s annual legislative breakfast this week at the Signature Grand in Davie, Florida. Attendees included state legislators, elected local officials and members of the Jewish day school communities of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The focus of[Read More…]

Florida Jewish schools booming thanks to sunshine and school choice scholarships

As school leaders nationwide began the 2020-21 academic year still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic that abruptly shuttered their campuses last spring, enrollment declined in many district schools, especially those in states where brick-and-mortar schools remained closed. Though Florida opened all district schools to full-time, in-person instruction, they too saw[Read More…]

Teach Florida partnership positions Miami Beach as state’s first city to subsidize pre-kindergarten

Known as paradise for the uber rich, Miami Beach has become the first city in Florida to provide enhanced pre-kindergarten services to its youngest residents. City commissioners during the summer quietly approved a $250,000 yearlong pilot program that would provide scholarships to supplement the state-funded voluntary pre-kindergarten program for Miami[Read More…]

Influx of new families from out of state a boon to Jewish schools in Florida

At Hebrew Academy Community School in the North Broward County city of Margate, students in early childhood classes are learning about germs by spreading glitter glue on their hands and washing it away. In the upper grades, socially distanced students wearing masks are watching out for each other’s health. Meanwhile,[Read More…]

CORONAVIRUS COULD HIT PRIVATE SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

Ana Ceballos, News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Private schools and Florida universities might see drops in enrollment as the coronavirus continues to hammer the economy, members of a panel focused on reopening the state’s education system said Wednesday. School-choice advocates said in a conference call they worry families might[Read More…]