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Crowded classrooms prompt class-size concerns
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Oct 19, 4:56 AM: The district's use of school-wide averages to calculate class size — a legal method under the state's "schools of choice" law — has created situations that many argue undermines the goal of smaller classes for improved >
Charter schools aren’t included in school ballot measure. They’re not happy about it.
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Oct 19, 4:53 AM: Several charter schools operated by the Miami-based charter conglomerate Academica have been sharing a critical flier informing parents that charter schools will not benefit from the Miami-Dade County Schools property tax >
Approach to charter schools separates Toledo, Bellanti in state House 60 race
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Oct 18, 4:50 AM: Republican state Rep. Jackie Toledo won her first term by 14 percentage points, a lopsided victory that shows how the district she represents favors a Republican.
A troubling picture of Florida high school student performance: Will a new governor spark improvement?
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Oct 17, 5:04 AM: Testing giant ACT is releasing new scores from crucial exams used for college admissions, and the results for Florida’s Class of 2018 are both stagnant and troubling.
Commentary: Roadblocks re-energize school reformers
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Oct 15, 4:34 AM: Voters deserved to have a say whether to allow the school district monopoly over schools to continue, but activist judges decided otherwise. League members patted themselves on the back while blocking mothers from voting >
State teacher bonus program another stressor for Volusia County school district
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Oct 10, 7:00 AM: A lawsuit to get rid of the state’s teacher bonus program heads to mediation next month, naming the Volusia County school district as one of many defendants — which is ironic, because Volusia also wants to see the program >
State Rep. Donalds mulls legislation to increase charter schools' accountability
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Oct 9, 5:02 AM: State Rep. Byron Donalds, a vocal advocate of school choice, is mulling over legislation that would require public charter schools to meet additional accountability requirements.
Opinion: When it comes to Floridians’ education, one size doesn’t fit all
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Oct 5, 5:11 AM: Every student deserves a world-class education. Over the last two decades, Florida has made great strides in choice and innovation.
SCF ends dual enrollment as new Sarasota charter is established
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Oct 4, 5:51 AM: SCF spokesperson Jamie Smith said Wednesday that the college’s decision to open a charter school in Sarasota County was unrelated to the college’s decision to end off-campus dual enrollment courses in Sarasota and Manatee >
Opting for virtual learning
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Oct 4, 5:46 AM: Florida has long been a pioneer in virtual education. Florida Virtual School was founded in 1997 and was the first statewide internet-based public high school in the nation. Last year, FLVS had more than 6,400 full-time >
Board grants charter for Glades art school, delays vote on 2 others
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Oct 4, 4:50 AM: The Glades region won’t have to wait to get a charter school for the arts, but the Palm Beach County School Board hit pause on plans to approve two other charter schools Wednesday.
Three new charter schools may open in Palm Beach County next year
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Oct 3, 6:33 AM: Three new charter schools could open next year in Palm Beach County if school board members give their approval Wednesday.
Commentary: Florida voucher schools fail, stiff teachers — and get more money to try again
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Oct 3, 4:44 AM: Lawmakers should require all voucher schools to hire certified teachers, or at least college grads. Schools should be inspected every year. Curriculum plans should be filed with the state. Graduation rates and nationally >
Florida's newest voucher program (for bullied students) starts raising money today
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Oct 2, 5:13 AM: The new Hope Scholarship program — for youngsters whose parents say they were bullied in public school — begins fundraising today by asking car buyers if they want to support the scholarship fund. The program’s goal is to >
Harlem educator talks about getting poor students on road to success
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Sep 27, 6:40 AM: Geoffrey Canada, nationally known for putting thousands of Harlem students on a path to college, told about 400 community leaders Wednesday that they ought to support similar efforts in Jacksonville.
PBC’s latest choice high school scrapped weeks after freshmen arrive
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Sep 25, 4:47 AM: The move short circuits the vision so many parents clamored for – a high school with a music focus and an edgy way to teach subjects that turned the traditional classroom on its head.
Vocational Programs Likely To Expand In Florida, No Matter Who's In The Governor's Mansion Next
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Sep 24, 6:20 AM: Gubernatorial candidates from both parties this week debuted their education platforms to Florida voters. Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum stand ideologically opposed on many fronts – like school choice >
Romano: We need education solutions not slogans from DeSantis, Gillum
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Sep 20, 5:53 AM: Florida politicians are the ones who have stifled innovation in education by needlessly meddling in curriculum and turning schools into testing assembly lines. Teachers have little discretion in the classroom, and >
New report questions growth of charter schools in Florida
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Sep 19, 4:41 AM: A new report from nonpartisan watchdog organization Integrity Florida indicates that charter schools have largely not offered the innovative education they were intended to create and almost 400 have closed in the last 20 >
Ron DeSantis education plan: Cut bureaucracy, back school choice
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Sep 19, 4:29 AM: Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis released his education platform Tuesday, vowing to cut administrative costs and put the savings into school choice programs and incentives to recruit and retain teachers. >

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