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Aug 21, 2014

National Support for Charter Schools on the Rise

News from the National Aliiance for Public Charter Schools – A new PDK/Gallup poll reveals that support for charter schools has ticked up to 70 percent in 2014 – up from 68 percent in 2013. The poll also found that a majority of Americans believe students at public charter schools receive a better education than students at other public schools.

Aug 20, 2014

Charter Schools are shaping the education landscape in Miami

In most counties in Florida, parents and students are no longer tied to their assigned neighborhood school. Charter schools have given thousands of parents an opportunity to choose whether to send their child to the neighborhood school or a charter school. Today, more than 260,000 students attend charter schools in Florida. The school districts have taken notice and have created great choice options to win parents back. Read how Miami-Dade is making choice the norm.

Aug 19, 2014

Truth About Charter Schools

Charter schools serve ALL students. If there are more interested students than available seats, charter schools will hold lotteries, which randomly determine which students will be enrolled. Unlike magnet schools overseen by school districts, public charter schools cannot selectively admit students. According to federal law, public charter schools must accept all students, including students with disabilities and English learners, regardless of previous academic performance. That's the truth about charters.

Aug 12, 2014

North County Charter School Earns Top Score

North County Charter School earns the top score in Indian River County.

Aug 4, 2014

What we're learned about districts and charter schools working together

In September 2013, FCPCS launched the state's first ever district/charter school cooperative. Representatives from both sides sat at a the table to discuss ways to work together, and improve the future of public education for all children. We want to see more cooperation, and the elimination of the "us vs. them" mentality.

Upcoming Events

2013-14 Farm to School: Hands-On Chef Training and Smarter Lunchrooms

Oct 1, 2013 - Sep 30, 2014

2013-14 Farm to School: Hands-On Chef Training and Smarter Lunchrooms

Finding it a challenge to meet the new meal pattern requirements of increased vegetables, fruits, and whole grains? Interested in learning a few ways to help entice children to eat healthier and to increase consumption of these healthier items? We have just the thing for you!

Florida Charter Schools Conference

Nov 18-20, 2014

Florida Charter Schools Conference

Welcome to the annual Florida Charter School Conference. The 2014 conference is scheduled for November 18-20, 2014, at the Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando. More information will be posted as it becomes available.


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