Tag: Teach For America

Florida roundup: Tax credit scholarships, politics, philanthropy and more

Tax credit scholarships. Will the program drain $3 billion from public schools? Mostly false. PolitiFact. Politics. Orlando Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab chides a local school board candidate who attacked the “toxic culture of education” for over-the-top political rhetoric. Philanthropy. Teach for America recruits appear to be helping Miami-Dade students in math but not reading, a study shows. Miami[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Vouchers, Rick Scott, Teach for America & more

Tax credit scholarships. Expansion of the program (administered by Step Up For Students, which co-hosts this blog) is one of 10 “issues to watch” during the upcoming legislative session. News Service of Florida. It’s also a potential land mine for Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign, the News Service writes. House[Read More…]