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Palm Beach County charter school wins tax fight
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Feb 25, 7:34 AM: Reversing course from a decision last year, a fiercely divided appeals court Wednesday said charter schools are entitled to a cut of tax dollars that Palm Beach County voters approved in 2018 for more-traditional public >
Dual-language charter school to open in Sarasota this fall
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Feb 25, 7:28 AM: On Wednesday, leaders for the Sarasota County School District’s new dual-language charter school signed a lease to operate from Temple Beth Sholom’s 28,000-square-foot educational complex at the corner of Tuttle Avenue and >
11th-Grader Soreina Fleming is Odyssey Charter School’s First Student Set to Earn Associate’s Degree
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Feb 23, 6:34 AM: Odyssey Charter School student Soreina Fleming, who has attended the school since second grade, is on track to become the first 11th-grade student from Odyssey to graduate with her high school diploma and Associate’s >
Don't be fooled: School voucher bill has a dark side | Opinion
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Feb 22, 7:22 AM: As a distinguished FSU math professor, he has undoubtedly made wise choices for spending these funds, which by current standards amounts to about $8,500 per child. But who knows whether other parents are making wise >
‘We’re very concerned’: Schools seeing higher absences due to COVID-19 this year
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Feb 19, 6:37 AM: Florida law defines “habitual truant” as a student who has 15 or more unexcused absences within 90 calendar days with or without the knowledge or consent of the student’s parent or guardian, and who is subject to >
Thousands of Miami and Broward students have left the public schools amid the pandemic
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Feb 17, 8:06 AM: While Florida educators are concerned that many students, especially those who are still learning virtually amid the pandemic, are struggling and may be at risk of failing, tens of thousands of children statewide have left >
Opinion: School choice helps Florida families
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Feb 16, 7:21 AM: As a mother with a daughter on the Gardiner Scholarship for special needs students, I was puzzled by Carol Lerner’s recent column criticizing a proposal to give parents more educational choices for their children. >
Sarasota County student test scores sink as COVID-19 slide sets in
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Feb 16, 6:53 AM: With testing season right around the corner, teachers have their work cut out for them as they try to prepare students for the all-important state assessments.
Volusia projected 63,000 students would enroll this year. Where are the 2,000 who didn't?
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Feb 10, 7:10 AM: The Volusia County school district projected that 63,000 students would be in schools this year. But by September, only about 61,000 had shown up. Now the county, like every other district in the state, is trying to answer >
Florida families will benefit from more choice, flexibility in education | Opinion
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Feb 8, 6:16 AM: Empowering parents has never been a conservative plot. But in its latest editorial against choice [”Tallahassee readies new, bigger attack on public schools | Editorial,” Feb. 2], the Sun Sentinel rips a bill that would >
Volusia to continue legal battle over proposed Ormond Beach charter school
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Feb 5, 8:39 AM: The Volusia County school district and a proposed charter school are locked in a series of legal appeals that could eventually culminate in a plea for intervention from the Florida Supreme Court.
Pasco’s oldest charter school plans expansion into Holiday
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Feb 5, 7:37 AM: Leaders of Dayspring Academy, Pasco County’s first charter school, long have discussed extending their reach from northwest Pasco into the county’s southwest corner.
Senate panel signs off on school voucher expansion
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Feb 5, 6:56 AM: Florida could see another expansion of school-voucher programs, under a sweeping proposal advanced by a Senate panel on Wednesday.
90,000 Florida kids didn’t show up for school this year. Where are they?
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Feb 4, 7:19 AM: The pandemic steered some to homeschooling or private school. But officials suspect many “missing” students are not being educated at all.
Senate panel approves expanding Florida school voucher programs
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Feb 4, 7:08 AM: An effort to expand Florida’s school voucher programs won approval from a Florida Senate committee Wednesday after proponents and critics argued from a familiar script, the first saying the initiatives provide sometimes >
New school choice package raising alarms among Florida Democrats
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Feb 4, 6:43 AM: Lawmakers are looking to consolidate and streamline its five private school voucher programs into two, hoping to make it easier for parents to opt-in.
In Florida, flexible education paves the way for promising futures | Column
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Feb 2, 6:34 AM: Turning scholarships into flexible spending accounts would help more families customize education for the unique needs of their children, writes the mother of a child with special needs.
Private school vouchers aren’t crazy, but neither is accountability | Editorial
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Feb 2, 6:27 AM: Agree with them or not, advocates for public support of school-choice in Florida are able to make a good-faith argument for their position. Their strongest of those arguments is that state-funded scholarships allow >
Manny Diaz school voucher reform bill teed up for first Senate test
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Feb 1, 7:22 AM: A bill that would simplify Florida’s education choice programs by merging five scholarship programs into two, while adding flexible spending options, gets its first committee hearing this week.
School vouchers could expand again under Florida Senate plan, add options for parents
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Jan 27, 7:47 AM: Florida Senate Republican leaders are set to push sweeping legislation this year that could bring what many advocates consider to be the holy grail in the school-choice movement: education savings accounts for students. >

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