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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.

School grade padding in Florida helped district schools more than charters

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.

Sports-Oriented Charter School Opens in Miami

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

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.

Jul 16, 2013

Jeb Bush's Foundation Opposes School Grade Inflation

The Foundation for Florida's Future, an organization founded by Jeb Bush, is opposing what it perceives as school "grade inflation" by the Florida Department of Education.

Questions about Charter School Fees

Jul 16, 2013

Questions about Charter School Fees

Charter schools that charge parents fees are coming under scrutiny.

The Charter School/District School Debate

Jul 16, 2013

The Charter School/District School Debate

NPR's Claudio Sanchez speaks with charter school advocates and opponents about the future of education in America.

Jul 16, 2013

Rapper Pitbull Speaks Out for Charter Schools

Armando Christian Pérez, aka the rapper Pitbull aka Mr. 305 aka Mr. Worldwide, is starting to look like Mr. Education as well.

The Miami-born son of Cuban exiles is helping build a Little Havana charter school that opens next month and was a featured speaker at the 2013 National Charter Schools Conference in Washington, D.C., where he wowed the crowds.

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Jun 22, 2013

Gov. Rick Scott Signs Amendment to Florida Teacher Assessment Law

With the signature of Governor Rick Scott, Florida teacher effectiveness will now only be assessed based on outcomes of students in their own classroom, Peter Schorsch of SaintPetersBlog reports.

Jun 18, 2013

Superintendents Warn New Grading Formula Means More F's