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Dream becomes a reality as Sarasota’s dual-language charter opens
Oct 4, 8:16 AM: Students spend half their time in English-only classrooms and the other half in Spanish-only classrooms, and there is essentially no translation as teachers give instruction.
Charter school moves ahead on new standards
Oct 4, 8:11 AM: The state’s push for educational excellence is bringing curriculum changes to Florida schools, and The Villages Charter Elementary School is leading the charge.
Private school voucher program enrollments increase after DeSantis signs bill
Sep 30, 8:17 AM: Several of the private schools Channel 3 spoke to say they've seen a significant increase in the number of students coming to their private schools with vouchers. To the point that some of them currently have a waitlist. >
Broward Schools fear less funding due to enrollment numbers down by the thousands
Sep 27, 9:09 AM: School board members in Broward County continued their search for missing students on Sunday.
Almost no one is taking advantage of Florida's 'COVID-19 bullying' private school grants
Sep 24, 8:13 AM: More than a month into the school year, fewer than 100 students have received school vouchers that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration backed as a way for children to escape what the state labeled “COVID-19 harassment." >
Sheriff: Guardian program working in charter schools
Sep 24, 8:11 AM: The Osceola County sheriff says the School Guardian program is working in charter schools.
Charter School Students Write Letters To Nurses
Sep 24, 8:10 AM: The students at the Renaissance Charter School at Wellington, under the direction of Principal Dr. Christopher Glinton and Assistant Principal Rachel Mellion, recently decided to try to make a difference in the fight >
New state rule: If student is exposed to COVID, parents decide whether they quarantine
Sep 23, 8:58 AM: Gov. Ron DeSantis doubled down Wednesday on his insistence that parents should decide whether their children wear masks at school and whether they should quarantine or attend school after being exposed to someone who has >
OPINION: Florida's scholarship programs empower parents and students
Sep 23, 8:50 AM: In Florida, the winds of change in public education clearly are favoring parental choice – and it's not necessary to put a moist finger in the air to detect the trend.
Charter school group, spurned once, is back before Hillsborough board
Sep 21, 8:46 AM: Mater Academy, with 48 schools in Florida and Nevada, still wants to add two in Hillsborough.
In respite from culture wars, welcome reform from DeSantis on high-stakes testing | Editorial
Sep 20, 9:13 AM: Like a lot of things, Florida’s end-of-year testing for public school students was a good idea that spun out of control.
12,000 students leave Broward schools as pandemic continues
Sep 20, 9:06 AM: About 12,000 students have left the Broward County school system in the past 18 months, moving to other districts, private schools, home-schooling — or just missing without explanation.
New K-12 charter school for children and young adults with autism opens in Miami-Dade County
Sep 20, 9:04 AM: The first tuition-free charter school for students diagnosed with autism in South Florida
Florida leaving billions in federal assistance for schools, low-income students on the table
Sep 20, 9:00 AM: More than three months after missing the deadline, Florida still has not submitted a plan to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) outlining how it will spend $2.3 billion in federal pandemic aid allocated to the state’s >
Florida will end FSA tests in schools, DeSantis says. Parents and teachers are cheering.
Sep 15, 9:47 AM: High-stakes year-end standardized tests, a staple of Florida’s educational system for more than two decades, will soon be scrapped in favor a new system that offers short “check-in” assessments multiple times a year, Gov. >
Florida bill would make state education commissioner an elected post again
Sep 14, 10:24 AM: Florida’s education system is embroiled in partisan rancor with lawsuits and the state’s on-again, off-again policy against face-mask mandates – it’s on again via a Friday order by the First District Court of Appeal – >
Column: Charter schools are good for our community
Sep 14, 10:15 AM: I understand her fears. Back in the late 1990s, when charter schools were new in Florida thanks to legislation signed into law by Gov. Lawton Chiles, I was also concerned. I didn’t understand them. But then I educated >
Florida Parents, School Boards Openly Rebel Against DeSantis on Coronavirus
Sep 10, 11:28 AM: The Florida governor touted personal freedom as a reason to prohibit mask mandates in schools. Now parents and school boards are effectively turning his argument against him.
Charter schools to collect at least $45 million in tax dollars after court win
Sep 10, 11:23 AM: Charter schools in Palm Beach County are in for a windfall after the Florida Supreme Court let stand a ruling that requires the school district to share tax dollars approved by voters in 2018.
Parent left with few options after special needs student removed from Lee Virtual School
Sep 8, 3:19 PM: A Lee County parent tells us the School District is no longer accommodating special needs students through its virtual program.



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