Tag: virtual school

redefinED roundup: ESA expansion halted in AZ, court hears tax credit scholarship case in NH and more

Alabama: The Alabama Education Association, which opposes a new tax-credit scholarship program, says former Gov. Bob Riley has personally banked up to $1 million from it (he has made $0) (AL.com). The AEA is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to back Republican and Democrat candidates to run against lawmakers[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: ‘Schools of terror,’ virtual schools in Maine, charter schools in Tennessee & more

Alabama: The National School Choice Week nationwide whistle stop tour is making a trip to Alabama (AL.com). Arizona: The state superintendent of public instruction urges the state supreme court to uphold the constitutionality of education savings accounts (Arizona Daily Sun). District officials in Prescott worry a new charter school will take[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: school choice too popular in NJ, charter schools seek more $ in AZ and SC, and more

Arizona: A charter school must repay $4.7 million in fees due to an inflated full-time enrollment count (Arizona Daily Sun). Charter schools are seeking $135 million in additional funding because they receive $1,100 per pupil less than traditional district schools (Arizona Daily Sun). Florida: A state senator wants to restrict[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: reformers win in Colorado, school choice and NAEP gains & more

Arizona: A school board member in Gilbert proposes a district-wide voucher program (East Valley Tribune). California: Charter schools now enroll 8.4 percent of the state’s student population (Ed Source). Colorado: Big bucks back education reformers in school board races (Denver Post, Daily Sentinel, Politico). Education reformers in Douglas County and Denver[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Virtual school, ACT scores, Tony Bennett & more

District app: The Broward County school district redesigns its website to make it more parent-friendly, adding a mobile app and translating into more than 40 languages. Sun Sentinel. Virtual school: The Palm Beach County School Board plans to urge state lawmakers to repeal a new funding approach that slashed dollars for the[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: charter school rally in California, voucher recommendations in Tennessee, Common Core tussle & more

California: 1,000 charter school parents and administrators rally to protest a proposed moratorium on charter schools (Los Angeles Times). The school board subsequently votes down a measure aimed at more oversight (Los Angeles Times). The school board at the center of the parent trigger fight could see turnover (Education Week).[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Online pioneer, Rick Scott’s plan, “Republican hubris” & more

Promise of online learning. Pinellas math and statistics teacher Rob Tarrou puts his lessons online, a la Khan Academy, and wins fans around the world, reports the Tampa Bay Times. My favorite graph: “A reporter recently asked students in that statistics class how many had other teachers post educational videos[Read More…]