Tag: teachers and guns

Florida roundup: charter schools, student data, teachers and guns & more

Charter schools. The Pinellas school board will again consider whether to sell a vacant middle school building to a proposed charter school, reports Gradebook. A new charter school in Immokalee that will use blended learning is now enrolling students , reports the Naples Daily News. Data. The Bradenton Herald editorial board:[Read More…]

Florida roundup: innovation schools, parent trigger, Florida Formula & more

Florida Formula. South Carolina is looking at third-grade retention and other parts of the Florida model. The State. Parent trigger. The Senate Education Committee passes the parent trigger along – altogether now – party lines. The Buzz, WFSU, Tallahassee Democrat. Charter schools. StateImpact Florida writes up a bill sponsored by Sen.[Read More…]

Florida roundup: parent trigger, teacher pay, district charter schools & more

Charter schools. Some big ideas on tap for today’s discussion in the Senate Education Committee, including a proposal to let school districts start their own charter schools. Tampa Bay Times. Tax credit scholarships. Jewish groups let lawmakers know much they value them. South Florida Sun Sentinel. Parent trigger. Senate sponsor[Read More…]

Florida roundup: virtual school funding, gun-toting teachers, Florida model & more

Virtual school. Florida Virtual School supporters fear a tweak in how per-course funding is calculated will result in big cuts. The Buzz and Tallahassee Democrat. Charter schools. A Palm Beach County charter school is appealing the school board’s decision to close it, saying the district didn’t do enough to help it,[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Fundamental schools, parent trigger, school closings & more

Parent trigger. The House parent trigger bill clears a second committee in face of growing opposition. Coverage from redefinED and The Buzz. The parent trigger is all about privatizing, editorializes the Bradenton Herald (though the piece appears to be word for word the same one that ran in the Palm BeachPost.) School[Read More…]

Florida roundup: charter schools, magnet schools, career education & more

Charter schools. Supporters are trying a different approach this year to securing facilities funding for charter schools, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Lawmakers split along party lines on a charter schools bill, reports StateImpact Florida. A new charter schools network is eyeing the site of a former fundamental middle school in[Read More…]

Florida roundup: school security, school closings, school rankings & more

School security. The Legislature is looking at a range of school security proposals, including allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons on school grounds and allowing local voters to hike taxes to pay for school security measures, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino offers his take[Read More…]

Florida roundup: charter schools, tax credit scholarships and a question about parent trigger

Charter schools. Brooksville’s first charter school, one with a STEM focus, will open this fall, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Competition from charter schools is forcing the Palm Beach County school district to think harder about its needs and priorities, reports the Palm Beach Post. Charters are also sparking debate among Palm Beach[Read More…]