- Fewer students means land for sale: With more students choosing online schools and private options, Volusia County Schools looks to offload excess land
- > Aug 17, 5:44 AM: "Kids have all kinds of choices now — Volusia Virtual, Florida Virtual, home school, charter school, and you’ve got vouchers, so you’ve got the option to send your kid to private school on public money,” she added. “All of that has
- Charter school relocates to Lehigh
- > Aug 17, 5:25 AM: Donna J. Beasley is a high school and consists of ninth grade through 12th grade. According to the district's website, it had 142 students during the 2016-17 school year and it is a Title 1 school. Officials explained that the
- Sen. Passidomo of Naples to lead education budget committee
- Aug 16, 6:02 AM: A Republican state senator who voted against a highly contested education bill demanded by the House has been removed from his chairmanship of the Senate PreK-12 Education Appropriations Subcommittee.
- APS promotes ‘private school education for free’
- Aug 15, 5:49 AM: Sandia High is among a handful of New Mexico schools that offer the IB program and the only one in the APS district.
- These students want to attend a better school, but the buses won’t be running for another few weeks
- Aug 11, 6:37 AM: School started on Thursday, but 134 students in Manatee County’s lowest-performing schools who qualified to attend a better school this year do not yet have a school bus.
- Miami-Dade school district agrees to join suit over controversial state education law
- > Aug 10, 5:41 AM: At a School Board meeting on Wednesday, board members voted 8 to 1 to join litigation seeking to overturn portions of a bill some critics say was designed to boost the fortunes of the politically powerful charter school
- Legacy Charter School in Titusville gets last-minute OK to open
- Aug 9, 6:24 AM: Parents breathed a sign of relief Tuesday when Legacy Academy Charter School got the OK to open from the Brevard County School Board.
- Agape Christian Academy kicked out of scholarship program
- Aug 9, 6:02 AM: With just a week until the start of classes, more than 100 students at a private school in Pine Hills could be left scrambling to find a new school after the state abruptly terminated its eligibility for three voucher programs.
- Jefferson County Schools preparing for first year as charter school district
- Aug 9, 5:07 AM: When school resumes in Jefferson County next Monday, they'll be attending the state's first, and only, charter school district.
- School choice system leaves Lee family frustrated
- > Aug 9, 4:52 AM: The first day of school can be nerve wracking for kids, between navigating new schools to making new friends. With just a few days before the first bell rings, some Lee County students still don't know which school they will be
- Duval County school district reassigns nearly 40 teachers just before start of year
- > Aug 8, 5:47 AM: Florida education officials didn’t tell Duval until last Thursday — 11 days before school opens — that the district must remove these low-scoring teachers from the schools or face ramifications, including loss of money for
- Hillsborough wants more magnet schools, despite their cost
- Aug 7, 7:35 AM: Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Eakins looked at his network of magnet programs, including their $8.7 million busing cost, and came to this conclusion: Let's do more of it.
- New law aiding charter schools leaves some of them behind
- > Aug 7, 7:13 AM: The problem stems from the formula that lawmakers devised to give charters a share of the state's revenue for capital improvements. It hinges on how much debt each district has, and that's created some unexpected
- More Than 100,000 Florida Students Receiving School Vouchers
- Aug 7, 6:27 AM: More than 100,000 Florida students are enrolled in the state's main private school voucher program. Step Up for Students, the largest organization that administers the program, said enrollment hit 100,238 on Thursday.
- Clay School Board holds off on joining suit over controversial law
- Aug 4, 7:31 AM: Some board members said that although the oppose the education law, they’re worried about the financial cost of the lawsuit and possible repercussions from angering state legislators with a lawsuit.
- New Titusville charter school determined to open
- > Aug 4, 7:26 AM: A pre-opening checklist claims that Legacy Academy didn't have all of its curriculum materials, enough teachers hired or a food service plan in place, and some employees hadn't gone through the necessary background
- Mayoral candidate’s charter school donation questioned
- > Aug 4, 6:51 AM: Cape Coral mayoral candidate Joe Coviello purchased the coffee for the school system's annual Back to School Breakfast Thursday, at which a majority of staff attend. While he did not attend the breakfast due to a conflicting
- More students enrolling in Escambia Virtual Academy
- > Aug 4, 6:39 AM: This year, the Escambia County school district is expecting a 50 percent increase in students that are enrolled full time in their Virtual Academy. It's getting so popular, the school district is adding 10 new courses and hiring
- Another charter school competes in Hillsborough, with artificial turf, plenty of computers and a waiting list
- > Aug 3, 7:23 AM: Arguably the most controversial of this year's laws, House Bill 7069, encourages charters to open as alternatives to district-run schools with failing grades. The Hillsborough County School District anticipates an increase in
- Too early to modify budget after charter school termination
- Aug 3, 7:19 AM: While the Clay County School District officially terminated its charter school agreement with Orange Park Performing Arts Academy on Aug. 1, it is too early for district officials to be expecting a budget windfall.