Tag: Tony Bennett

Florida schools roundup: Spending, transfers, class size suit and more

School spending: Florida schools are still struggling to recover from spending cuts made during the Great Recession of 2007-2009, say superintendents and other school officials. The Florida School Finance Council, which advises the commissioner of education, says the state would have to spend an additional $1.86 billion over the next three years[Read More…]

Private school student excels in public school JROTC

Every morning, Kevin Gines gets up an hour earlier so his mom can drive him to a nearby public school, where the 16-year-old sophomore takes a naval science class. Then he heads to a private Christian academy in North Florida to finish the rest of his school day. “He’s really[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Common Core, Tony Bennett, school choice & more

Tax credit scholarships. A growing option for families in Pinellas. Tampa Bay Times. Charter schools. The proposed charter school at MacDill Air Force Base sparks a debate over charter school governance. Tampa Tribune. Polk State College aims to help high school dropouts with a new charter school. The Ledger. School choice.[Read More…]