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Judge Sides With State On Charter School Standards
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Jul 25, 7:16 AM: Rejecting arguments of charter schools, an administrative law judge Friday upheld a plan that would make charter schools ineligible for state construction and facilities money if they have “D” performance grades in two consecutive >
Sarasota district turns attention to charter rated as “D”
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Jul 25, 6:36 AM: As the only Title 1 charter school in the Sarasota County school district, Suncoast School for Innovative Studies (SSIS) will face some hard questions about why it earned a D rating from the Florida Department of Education in >
Public school activists take aim at state’s support of charter schools
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Jul 24, 7:10 AM: Several speakers criticized Gov. Rick Scott’s signing of HB 7069 last month, a $419 million K-12 public schools bill that calls for public schools to share with privately run charter schools millions of local tax dollars earmarked >
After defeats, PBC school board readies new legal battle over charters
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Jul 24, 6:56 AM: Palm Beach County’s public school leaders have not shied away from battling charter schools in court. They also have not had much success. Yet despite a string of defeats in their taxpayer-financed tussles, the county school board >
Lincoln Middle wants to chart its own course. Will the district give its OK?
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Jul 24, 6:53 AM: The school’s teachers and parents voted in March to begin the conversion to a charter school. On Wednesday, school leaders had their interview with school district officials, and Superintendent Diana Greene will make her >
Odyssey Middle to be shut down: What went wrong for Boynton school?
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Jul 20, 7:32 AM: The school board agreed Wednesday that after this year, the school will be shut down. It will be the first public school closing in the Palm Beach County school district in about 25 years.
9 low-performing South Florida schools eligible to apply for state help
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Jul 20, 6:35 AM: Nine low-performing traditional public schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties can apply for extra funding this school year under the controversial new “Schools of Hope” program that lawmakers narrowly approved this >
Palm Beach County School Board to sue state over charter school millions
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Jul 20, 6:18 AM: The Palm Beach County School Board plans to follow the lead of Broward schools in suing the state over a controversial law that will guarantee millions of extra dollars to charter schools.
Sarasota County school district faces decision on joining lawsuit
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Jul 19, 5:59 AM: At least two Florida school districts are planning to challenge the constitutionality of a controversial charter school bill signed into law last month by Gov. Rick Scott and are looking for more legal support from other school >
Superintendents to Florida Ed. board: Schools of Hope will hurt classrooms
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Jul 18, 7:23 AM: School district superintendents from across the state railed against Florida's new 'Schools of Hope' charter school program during a state Board of Education meeting Monday, warning members that classrooms could literally start >
Gadsden turnaround plan approved — with the condition it bring in charter operator in 2018
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Jul 18, 6:37 AM: The State Board of Education Monday voted unanimously to approve the turnaround option plan submitted to them by Gadsden County Schools — with some conditions.
Turnaround plan promises big changes for Gadsden high school students
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Jul 17, 7:24 AM: The Gadsden County School District may see sweeping changes under a bold turnaround plan targeted at reversing years of dismal performance among its high school students.
Palm Beach can’t reject charter schools over lack of innovation, judge rules
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Jul 17, 7:10 AM: The Palm Beach County School Board cannot reject a charter school simply because it thinks the school is not innovative enough, a state judge has ruled.
Judge hands PBC school board another defeat in its charter school feud
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Jul 14, 7:15 AM: The Palm Beach County School Board overstepped its authority by imposing new rules on charter schools that require them to keep their distance from traditional public schools and prove that they are “innovative,” an administrative >
New private school gives middle-schoolers a non-traditional option
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Jul 14, 6:48 AM: The Pioneer School will offer a hybrid model of instruction, with students in grades 6 to 8 taking online classes through the Florida Virtual School, as well as hands-on enrichment activities such as boat building, gardening and >
Group forms to battle large charter school plan
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Jul 14, 6:00 AM: A group of Alachua County residents hopes to send a proposed charter school packing, and has formed a new political action committee to make it happen.
Manatee’s newest charter school is near capacity
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Jul 13, 7:54 AM: Students interested in attending Rowlett Middle Academy, a new Manatee County charter middle school, have one last chance to attend an open house required for admission.
Charter school would be a game changer
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Jul 12, 6:58 AM: Charter Schools USA, a national for-profit charter school company, has filed an application to build a 70,000-square-foot campus in southeast Marion County, hoping to open in 2018-19 with 661 students and expand to 1,145 students in >
Orange charter school with two Fs closes for coming school year
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Jul 12, 6:53 AM: An Orange County charter school that earned two Fs in a row on Florida’s school report card has shut down because of a state law that makes closure all but automatic after double failing grades.
Open enrollment is drawing students back to PBC’s public schools
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Jul 11, 6:40 AM: But as Palm Beach County’s public school system prepares to start its first school year with open enrollment in place, district administrators say the program has been a boon, attracting at least 400 extra students into >

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