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Aug 17, 2016

State Releases Best and Brightest Scholarship Information

The Florida Legislature extended the Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship program into the 2016/17 school year, and added $5 million in funding to it. The program rewards qualified teachers with bonuses of $10,000 for their SAT and ACT scores.

Jul 29, 2016

Florida Tax Free Weekend 2016 – Florida Sales Tax Holiday 2016

Re-posting a story from www.freetaxweekend.com -- Florida Tax Free Weekend announced for August 2016.

Jun 16, 2016

New Report Recommends Reforms to Address Significant Underperformance by Full-Time Virtual Charter Public Schools

National Alliance, 50CAN and NACSA propose specific policy recommendations for states to rein in poor practices in full-time virtual charter public school movement

Jun 13, 2016

The Evolution of the 'Chartered School'

Re-posting a story from Education Week -- 25 years on, the movement has expanded, shifted, and evolved

Jun 9, 2016

Education Week Releases Special Report on Technology in American K-12 Classrooms

New research reveals teachers' confidence levels in ed tech, how technology is used in the classroom, and the decision-making behind tech products

Jun 9, 2016

National Alliance Applauds Senate Appropriations Committee for Strong Support of Charter Public Schools

Washington, D.C. – The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools president and CEO Nina Rees released the following statement today in response to the Senate Appropriations Committee passage of the FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (Labor-HHS) that includes an increase of $10 million for the Charter Schools Program for FY 2017:

May 19, 2016

Charters, Sarasota schools finding success

Re-posting a story from WTSP-10 (CBS) Tampa -- We often hear about the charter schools that that fail but what about the ones that succeed?

May 2, 2016

Science-Focused Florida Charter School Ranks Among Nation’s “Most Challenging” High Schools

Orlando Science Charter School is a Member of Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS)

May 2, 2016

Florida Public Charter Schools Celebrate National Charter Schools Week

Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) Touts Participation by Member Schools

Apr 8, 2016

Study: Florida's Charter School Grads Earn More

Re-posting a story from U.S. News & World Report -- Charter high schools graduates more likely to graduate, go to college, stay in college and earn more.

Apr 5, 2016

Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools Partners with Association of American Educators

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) today announced a partnership with the Association of American Educators (AAE), based in Mission Viejo, CA. The partnership will expand professional benefits available to employees of charter schools in Florida which are members of FCPCS.

Mar 17, 2016

Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools Announces the Approval of its 2015-16 Teacher and Administrator Evaluation Systems for Member Schools

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) today announced it has obtained official approval for its 2015-16 evaluation plans for teachers, other instructional personnel and school-based administrators at FCPCS member schools.

Mar 17, 2016

FCPCS Announces Approval of its 2015-2016 Teacher and Administrator Evaluation Systems

Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools Announces the Approval of its 2015-16 Teacher and Administrator Evaluation Systems for Member Schools

Mar 14, 2016

Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools Launches “Teachers for Charter Schools” Organization and Web Site

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Faced with increased demand for teachers and growing competition to attract them to teach at Florida’s schools, the state’s leading charter school support and advocacy organization has launched “Teachers for Charter Schools,” a free membership organization and online resource for teachers who work at or wish to work at Florida charter schools.

Mar 4, 2016

Frustrated South Florida families opting out of state exams

Parents reject high-stakes testing - even though their children could face repercussions.