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Vance Aloupis

podcastED: Rep. Vance Aloupis on early childhood education, school choice

Rep. Vance Aloupis, R-Miami, narrowly beat his Democratic opponent in 2018 to represent Florida’s 115th District, a seat held by former Education Committee Chair Michael Bileca. One of many freshman members serving this year on House education committees, Aloupis wants to become a legislative leader in early childhood development. http://www.reimaginedonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Aloupis-FINAL-mp3.mp3Podcast:[Read More…]

From the Vault: A Tallahassee charter school that rocks

Editor’s note: This feature originally appeared in redefinED just over five years ago on Jan. 22, 2014. At that time, the school served 270 students from kindergarten to eighth grade. Today, its award-winning program offers two tuition-free schools in Tallahassee, the second serving kindergarten through fourth-grade students. It maintains its[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Virtual school, dropouts, charter schools and more

Virtual school outreach: More than 20,000 Puerto Rican students displaced by Hurricane Maria will be offered free access to course offered by the Florida Virtual School, whether they’re at home or in Florida. “I am glad that Florida Virtual School has stepped up to help these families as they rebuild[Read More…]

What to make of lower absentee rates for Florida charter school teachers?

Teachers in Florida’s district-run public schools are nearly four times as likely to be “chronically absent” from the classroom as their charter school colleagues. And that’s not all, according to a new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Florida is home to several charter school networks with unionized teachers[Read More…]

Union challenges ‘Best and Brightest’ teacher bonuses

By Jim Saunders News Service of Florida The Florida Education Association teachers union has filed a potential class-action lawsuit alleging that the state’s controversial “Best and Brightest” bonus program discriminates against older teachers and minorities. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Tallahassee, names as defendants the Florida Department[Read More…]