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Appeal filed in School Board denial of charter school application
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Nov 22, 6:47 AM: Five weeks after the School Board denied Charter Schools USA its application to open Southeast Marion Charter Academy, the group has is appealing the decision to state charter school officials.
FSCJ, KIPP sign agreement to promote attending, completing college
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Nov 17, 6:37 AM: Leaders of KIPP Jacksonville Schools and Florida State College at Jacksonville on Wednesday agreed to partner up on efforts to get more KIPP students and alumni into and through college.
Bush backs controversial education law
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Nov 16, 8:17 AM: Former Gov. Jeb Bush, who made education reform the hallmark of his two terms in office, on Wednesday praised a new state law that could spur the growth of charter schools in Florida.
Florida Virtual School teachers seek to unionize
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Nov 16, 7:53 AM: After teaching middle school science at Florida Virtual School for nine years, Lauren Masino says one thing has become clear: FLVS teachers need to organize.
Duval leaders plan for outside operator if three at-risk schools fall below C grade this year
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Nov 16, 6:50 AM: Duval schools Wednesday told the state it will pick an outside operator to run the district’s three endangered schools — Matthew Gilbert Middle, Northwestern Middle and Lake Forest Elementary — if those schools earn lower than a C >
Collier district to join lawsuit vs. sharing property taxes with charter schools
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Nov 15, 7:27 AM: The Collier County School Board voted 3-2 on Tuesday to participate in a lawsuit against the state over an education bill that would require public schools to share property taxes with charter schools.
Miami-Dade School Board Elects New Chair, Who Opposes Suing Over Charter School Law
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Nov 15, 6:42 AM: But hanging over their debate was the specter of House Bill 7069, a controversial new law that has drawn lawsuits from school districts in Broward, Palm Beach and a dozen other counties. Other school boards have argued it illegally >
Bullying scholarship added to House's education plan
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Nov 13, 6:30 AM: Donalds sparred Abruzzo to a draw when he presented his proposal to create private school vouchers for students bullied in a public school to the House PreK-12 Subcommittee. Public education advocates see the plan, modeled after the >
Proposed charter high school aims to transform tech training in Southeast Volusia
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Nov 13, 6:11 AM: After Volusia school officials shot down plans for a charter high school that would expand on the model of a thriving K-8 school, another school has come forward with similar plans that would mean not one, but two candidates vying >
Vouchers for victims? Florida lawmakers debate a bill to offer scholarships to bullied students
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Nov 10, 6:37 AM: Rep. Byron Donalds calls his proposal to give tax credit scholarships to bullied Florida students the "Hope Scholarship," and frames it as assistance to often-ignored victims.
DCPS board members considering outside help for at-risk schools
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Nov 9, 7:18 AM: Duval County school board members have until Nov. 15 to come up with a recommendation for three schools that have failed to improve scores on state tests over the past three years. Board members continued discussing options at a >
New scholarship for bullied kids gets OK from Florida House panel
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Nov 9, 6:52 AM: A proposal to create a new state scholarship that bullied public school students could use to pay for private school got a first, favorable vote from a Florida House panel Wednesday.
Parkland to consider its first charter school
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Nov 9, 6:49 AM: Somerset Academy, which operates more than 60 schools in Florida, Texas, Nevada and Washington, D.C., is proposing a two-story school of nearly 98,000 square feet for grades kindergarten through eighth.
Florida Department of Education reopens “Schools of Hope” applications
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Nov 8, 6:29 AM: After picking 11 struggling district schools to receive an added $2,000 per student through the "Schools of Hope" program, the Florida Board of Education announced it would give eligible schools that didn't get a grant another >
School district changes process for redrawing school boundaries
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Nov 7, 8:05 AM: A prolonged legal battle with some dissatisfied parents has prompted the Pasco County School District to revamp its process for redrawing school attendance boundaries.
Proposed charter school would draw ‘academically advanced’ students
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Nov 2, 5:12 AM: Plans for a proposed charter school that would pull students from Hernando and Pasco counties will be recommended for approval by the Hernando County School Board on Tuesday, according to Angela Kennedy, the district’s director of >
Palm Beach County school-choice application period opens
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Nov 2, 5:05 AM: Palm Beach County parents will have nine more school options next year, including an internationally renowned academic center at Lantana Middle School and a performing arts academy at Loggers’ Run Middle School in West >
Florida proposal seeks to clear the way for public funding of private schools
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Nov 1, 6:12 AM: The chairwoman of the State Board of Education, charged with supervising Florida's system of free public education, has proposed amending the state Constitution to permit funding of some private schooling.
Controversial charter school withdraws application
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Oct 31, 5:07 AM: Backers of the only school to apply for a charter in Sarasota County withdrew their application Monday after the district’s final report found that the majority of the charter application’s educational plan, budget and >
Lake School Board asks state lawmakers for fixes
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Oct 30, 7:13 AM: The Lake County School Board wants the State Legislature to fix problems causing hardship here and across Florida.

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