Tag: YES Prep

FL considering ways to lure out-of-state charter school operators

Florida might find itself with more KIPP, YES Prep and RocketShip Education charter schools if a legislative proposal makes its way through the 2014 session. The House Choice & Innovation Subcommittee has introduced a draft bill for the upcoming session to align charter school applications with the state’s new standard[Read More…]

Mr. Gibbons’ Report Card: A namecalling columnist, collaboration in Houston, and a correction on a candidate’s calculation

James Gill – columnist, The Advocate In December, the state auditor of Louisiana recommended more accountability measures for the private school voucher program, including some non-fiscal measures like ensuring participating schools are “academically acceptable.” “Academically acceptable” could mean a lot of different things, and it’s worth debating. To longtime Louisiana[Read More…]

Wanted in Florida: charter schools with track record of helping neediest students

How can Florida attract highly regarded charter schools outfits like Rocketship and Yes Prep? Some of the state’s top education leaders hope to figure that out as they begin looking more closely at why those high-impact schools aren’t in Florida now. “We need to do a better job, in my[Read More…]