News

Oct 1, 2013

FL districts, charter schools seek common ground

On September 30, FCPCS hosted the first Quality Charter School Authorizer Task Force meeting that brought together districts and charter school operators from around the state.

Sep 30, 2013

Quality Charter School Authorizer Task Force meeting

School districts and charter schools from across the state take part in the first Quality Charter School Authorizer Task Force meeting on Sept. 30

Sep 17, 2013

Desperate Parents see hope in new charter school

Parents in south St.Petersburg, FL, are hoping that University Preparatory Academy, a new K-8 charter school, will help their children.

Sep 17, 2013

Pam Stewart named Florida's Education Commissioner today

In her second stint as interim commissioner, today Pam Stewart was named Florida's Education Commissioner by the State Board of Education.

Sep 14, 2013

Florida's Common Core educational standards needed for global competition

In an op/ed piece, former U.S. attorney and member of the Florida Board of Education, Roberto “Bob” Martinez explains why he supports Common Core Standards.

Sep 12, 2013

New study tackles myth about charter schools

A new report tackles the myth that charter schools push low performing students out.

Aug 30, 2013

National polls shows parents support charter schools

News from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools... Last week, three national polls from AP-NORC, PDK/Gallup and EdNext measuring Americans’ attitudes on education were released.

Aug 28, 2013

Governor Scott's Education Summit

Interim Education Commissioner Pam Stewart discusses her goals for the Governor's Education Summit.

Aug 23, 2013

School grade padding in Florida helped district schools more than charters

Patrick R. Gibbons, public affairs manager at Step Up for Students and a research fellow for The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, takes a look at the school grade safety net and how district and charter schools benefitted.

Aug 21, 2013

Support for charter schools growing in several states

A study released by the Black Alliance for Educational Options indicates that working-class Black families in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi, support education reform.

Aug 20, 2013

Sports-Oriented Charter School Opens in Miami

A new, state-of-the-art charter middle/high school in the heart of Miami offers sports broadcasting, sports medicine, and sports marketing academies.

Aug 19, 2013

Two New Charter Schools Open in Hernando County

Two science, engineering, math focused charter schools are opening in Hernando County.

Jul 31, 2013

This fall, Brevard County will have 10 charter schools

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Jul 19, 2013

Let's Support All Good Schools

The debate about the value of charter schools rages on: Are charter schools a success or failure?

Jul 18, 2013

Florida GOP lawmakers urge break with Common Core testing group

Florida State Republicans debate the benefits of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.