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Floridas charter school movement has grown into $400-million-a-year powerhouse backed by real-estate developers and promoted by politicians, but with little oversight.
The Florida Board of Education agreed Tuesday to have a task force review the state’s school grading system and consider changes.
With the teachers’ union resisting pay cuts, Pembroke Pines leaders are threatening to privatize the city’s highly-regarded charter schools.
School grades are expected to drop statewide this summer, barring a “mitigation” of new, tougher accountability standards from the Florida Board of Education.
School’s been out less than a week, and already it’s started:
Coral Gables Preparatory Academy is on its third name, but it’s still the same school George Merrick included in his plans for the City Beautiful.
Retired elementary school teacher Jonathan Gans inspired his students to think creatively, critically and brought them together as a family.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools could become the largest accredited school district in the country.
The school district is accused by parents and teachers of shuffling underperforming principals among schools instead of opening the jobs to fresh blood.
BROWARD SCHOOLS | BLACK MALE STUDENTS
In Broward and elsewhere, many black male students struggle to perform as well as their peers. A new district task force hopes to change that.
Broward’s school district has hired the Disney Institute for advice on how to improve customer service.