Sep 15, 2014
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
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
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.
Sep 5, 2014
On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, representatives from school districts and charter schools from around the state will attend the Quality Charter School Authorizer Task Force meeting in an effort to exchange constructive ideas and provide direction as to how to improve district/charter school relationship. Hosted by the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools, and co-chaired by State Representative Janet Adkins, and Broward School Superintendent Robert Runcie, the meeting will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale, 1617 SE 17th Street in Ft. Lauderdale.
Sep 4, 2014
Charter schools and district-run public schools serve a similar percentage of English Learners.