Apr 8, 2016
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
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
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
Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools Announces the Approval
of its 2015-16 Teacher and Administrator Evaluation Systems for Member Schools
Mar 14, 2016
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
Parents reject high-stakes testing - even though their children could face repercussions.
Feb 4, 2016
A report by the National Association of Public Charter Schools looks at the growth of the charter school movement throughout the U.S.
Dec 16, 2015
Nina Rees, president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools responds to the introduction to the omnibus appropriations spending bill, which includes a nearly 32 percent funding increase ($80 million) for the Charter Schools Program (CSP) for fiscal year 2016.
Dec 13, 2015
By the way they giggled and joked, you could never tell these kids weren’t winners. With the odds stacked against them, seven students, a team manager and a coach made school history.
Dec 9, 2015
The ESEA Reauthorization Passes the U.S. Senate: By a vote of 95 to 12, the United States Senate today agreed to the Conference Report and passed S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which will replace No Child Left Behind, the current iteration of E1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Nov 23, 2015
Corcoran & Johnston, with offices in Tampa and Tallahassee, has been named to handle governmental relations for the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS), a non-profit membership association of Florida public charter schools and the state’s leading charter school support and advocacy organization.
Nov 15, 2015
Fourteen individuals and two companies were recognized as the 2015 Florida Charter School Champions at an event held on November 11 sponsored by the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools as part of the annual Florida Charter Schools Conference in Orlando.
Nov 3, 2015
A new publication released today by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools provides the reader with a clear and concise summary of special education funding.
Nov 3, 2015
Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Tom Grady to the State Board of Education.
Oct 2, 2015
In the upcoming legislative session, the Florida Legislature is likely to grapple with an issue that’s come up repeatedly in recent years. How can they stop financially shaky charter schools that suddenly shut down, without creating barriers to legitimate schools?
Oct 2, 2015
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan plans to step down from his Cabinet position by the end of the year, leaving the Obama administration more than a year before the president’s term will end.
Sep 30, 2015
Six Florida charter schools were recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015 by the U.S. Department of Education. The schools are Pembroke Pines-Florida State University Charter - FSU in Broward, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School in Hillsborough, Doral Academy Charter Middle School in Miami Dade, International Studies Charter High School in Miami Dade, Mater Performing Arts & Entertainment Academy in Miami Dade, and Legacy Charter High School in Orange.
Sep 24, 2015
Two charter school principals, Chimene Johnson of Apalachicola Bay Charter School and Judith Marty of Mater Academy Charter High School, were among the six public school principals given Principal Leadership Awards by Florida TaxWatch.
Sep 22, 2015
Recent cuts to facilities funding have Florida charter school officials looking for a new approach.
Sep 1, 2015
Newsweek Magazine recently released two lists - America’s Top High Schools 2015 and Beating the Odds 2015 - a ranking of high schools across the country. Several charter schools in Florida ranked in the top 500 schools in the country.