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Sep 30, 2014

Four Charter Schools in Florida are named 2014 National Blue Ribbon Recipients

On September 30, 2014, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized 287 public and 50 private schools as 2014 National Blue Ribbon recipients. Among the list of recipients are nine schools from Florida, four of which are charter schools: Crossroad Academy, Mater Gardens Academy, Terrace Community Middle School, and Doral Performing Arts & Entertainment Academy, the only high school in the State of Florida to receive this prestigious designation.

Sep 29, 2014

Quality Charter School Authorizer Task Force Meeting Online

The September 10th, 2014 Quality Charter School Authorizer Task Force meeting is now online. Watch representatives from school districts and charter schools from around the state talk frankly about various common issues like new state assessments, facilities, student funding, and closures of low-performing programs, as well as tackle ways to improve charter school/district relationships.

Sep 15, 2014

FCPCS Responds to Sun Sentinel OpEd piece

There were several good points in the op-ed pieces about charter schools published in the Sun Sentinel on Sunday, September 7. FCPCS and our member schools support accountability and the right of a district/charter school authorizer to ensure that only quality charter schools open, and continue to operate. However, there were several points that were not correct and many important facts about charter schools were omitted.

Sep 13, 2014

SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS JOIN FORCES WITH QUALITY AUTHORIZING TASK FORCE

On September 10, 2014, the Quality Charter School Authorizer Task Force – made up of representatives from school districts and charter schools from around the state - talked frankly about new state assessments, facilities, student funding, and closures of low-performing programs.

Sep 9, 2014

Three Miami Charter Schools Rank Among Best High Schools in the Country

Charter schools are helping students make great academic gains and some have even become the best high schools in America. They not only raise graduation rates and AP scores, but provide a quality education option in many underserved communities. Three charter schools from Miami made the list of top high schools in America. Read about it here.

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. Click here for more information.

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