Tag: tutoring

A math teacher for the 21st Century

Twenty years ago, Dennis DiNoia taught middle school math in typical classrooms, in typical Florida public schools. Now his classroom is a local church, or bookstore, or online. Students come from public schools, private schools, and homeschooling co-ops. Lessons are based on a curriculum he designed and put on video.[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: conversion charter, Common Core, Tony Bennett & more

Charter schools. An arts magnet in Manatee considers converting to a charter school because of the district’s ongoing financial woes. Bradenton Herald. Common Core. Hillsborough school board members voice all kinds of concerns about Common Core. Tampa Bay Times. Tony Bennett. StateImpact Florida gives ink to anonymous, garden variety critics.[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: parent trigger, private tutors, drug testing & more

Parent trigger. Citing anonymous sources, Sunshine State News says Gov. Rick Scott helped kill parent trigger. Five GOP senators tell The Buzz he had nothing to do with it. Arne Duncan sorta kinda maybe a wee little bit endorses the concept of parent trigger, notes This Week In Education. Parents[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Florida Virtual School, parent trigger, Common Core & more

Parent trigger. Rep. Joe Saunders, D-Orlando, writes in this Orlando Sentinel op-ed that parents should have the choice to keep their child with a teacher with a bad eval. In this Tampa Bay Times letter to the editor, Carlos Alfonso with the Foundation for Florida’s Future dispels parent trigger myths[Read More…]

Florida roundup: parent trigger, charter schools, digital learning & more

Parent trigger. Parent trigger passes House 68-51, with seven Republicans voting no. Tampa Bay Times, Orlando Sentinel, Associated Press. Orange County School Board Chair Bill Sublette paints a nightmare scenario against the parent trigger in this Orlando Sentinel op-ed. Digital learning. The House passes a bill to expand access to online[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Advanced Placement, tutoring oversight, Common Core & more

AP results. Florida students rank No. 4 in the nation in the percentage of graduates passing an AP exam. redefinED. Tampa Bay Times. Miami Herald. Tallahassee Democrat. Orlando Sentinel. CBS Miami. Florida Today. Associated Press. Fort Myers News Press. Tutoring oversight. The Tampa Bay Times elevated a handful of bad actors to[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Marco Rubio, tutoring oversight, charter school teachers & more

More Rubio vouchers. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio needs a Florida-style coalition – meaning some Democratic lawmakers who see the value in expanded school choice – to get his plan for federal tax credit scholarships off the ground, writes Adam Emerson at the Choice Words blog. Education Week logs it in.[Read More…]