News

Oct 7, 2013

FCPCS launches web-based teacher evaluation system

Tallahassee, FL -- October 4, 2013 -- The FCPCS evaluation option, now offered digitally through the observe4success interface, was developed in response to a need for a more flexible, customizable observation and evaluation system.

Oct 7, 2013

Parents sue for additional education funding

A group of Florida parents are taking the state to court because they say the state’s public schools are unsafe, underfunded, inefficient and ineffective.

Oct 4, 2013

The truth about charter schools and special education

It's a far more complicated picture than the one critics paint. An op-ed piece in the New York Daily News op-ed addresses the gap between the numbers of special needs students served by charters and traditional public schools…

Oct 4, 2013

Changes in state assessments leave 1 constant: tests

Even as major changes loom with Common Core Standards, critics worry that Florida students will spend too much time testing.

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.