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“Best Charter School Photo” Taken by Manatee School For the Arts Students

Mar 14, 2013

“Best Charter School Photo” Taken by Manatee School For the Arts Students

Three high school students submit the best photo, taken during a photography class.

Feb 25, 2013

Help Us Make Tallahassee Accountable At Session 2013 Town Hall, Feb. 25

WLRN

On Feb. 25, leaders from the Florida Legislature will be answering your questions at a Town Hall on Session 2013, an event sponsored by Global Integrity.

Feb 22, 2013

Pitbull & Miami's Slam Charter School Will Be Featured On The Today Show

Mater Academy

Along chart topping hit records and worldwide fame, recording superstar Pitbull now has a one-of-a-kind charter school under his wing. That school is SLAM -- the Sports Leadership And Management Charter School, a tuition-free public charter school scheduled to open in Miami in August 2013.

Feb 19, 2013

Gaetz says education bill is 'going to make history'

The Florida Current

Senate President Don Gaetz gathered about 30 business executives in his conference room Tuesday and urged them to get behind an education bill expected to be filed Wednesday morning.

Feb 15, 2013

Not your daddy’s vo-tech: Florida lawmakers to consider career ed changes

redefinED - the new definition of public education

Florida state Sen. John Legg has a slogan ready for a bill he plans to file next week: “It’s not your daddy’s vo-tech.’’

Feb 4, 2013

New Teacher and Administrator Evaluation Tools Prepare Charter Schools to Comply with SB 736

In an effort to help public charter schools comply with Senate Bill 736 (SB 736), also known as the Student Success Act, FCPCS has developed two comprehensive, yet easy-to-use, evaluation tools.

Jan 30, 2013

Scott pledges $1.2 B increase in education spending

Orlando Sentinel

Gov. Rick Scott Wednesday said his proposed budget for next year will include a $1.2 billion increase in education that will raise the per pupil spending from $6,386 to $6,800.

Jan 29, 2013

Report: 2012 Brought Political Victories, New Laws for Charters

Education Week

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has released their fourth annual report ranking states against the organization's model charter law. The survey found the top five states with the highest rankings were Minnesota, Maine, Washington, Colorado, and Florida.

Florida Ranks 5th in 2013 State Charter Law Rankings

Jan 29, 2013

Florida Ranks 5th in 2013 State Charter Law Rankings

Annual Ranking of Charter School Laws including Quality and Accountability Released Today

Jan 28, 2013

Public Charter Schools in Florida Ask Legislators to Support Education Funding for All Students

Today there are more than 203,000 students enrolled in public charter schools in the state, and that number continues to grow. However, the funding for a public charter school student’s education continues to be far below what a child attending a district public school receives.

Jan 21, 2013

Florida Round Up

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Advanced Placement, tutoring oversight, Common Core & more

Jan 16, 2013

Confidence in Charter Schools Continues to Grow

Confidence in charter schools continues to grow as evidenced by increased student enrollment statewide. Parents continue to support choice in Florida.

Dec 21, 2012

Two Charter School Leaders in Florida Named Charter School Champions of the Year

Dr. Osvaldo Garcia of Passport School and Dr. Ruth Jacoby of Somerset Academy named Charter School Champions of the Year.

Nov 28, 2012

Imagine Weston Students, Teachers to Celebrate Being Named Among the Top Schools in the Country

In September 2012, Imagine Charter School at Weston was named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School. A special celebration will take place on campus on Friday, November 30 at 10 a.m.

Nov 19, 2012

Two Florida Educators Named Charter School Champion Teacher of the Year

On November 15, 2012 FCPCS hosted a bash to celebrate the charter school movement’s most valuable contributors. Two Florida charter school teachers recognized for exemplary teaching.

Oct 15, 2012

Successful charter schools that incubate new schools are models of excellence

An article in The Miami Herald completely failed to mention that charter school incubation is a model of excellence and is helping many become high quality schools.

Sep 20, 2012

Response to Mr. Mayo’s column

Charter schools are public schools that are held strictly accountable on several levels. And parents are a key to a charter school’s success.

Sep 17, 2012

Local High School Uses Technology, Social Media And Traditional Classroom Lessons To Give Students An Edge

Tucked away on a college campus is Key West Collegiate Academy (KWCA), a small public charter high school that’s forging an enviable academic trail. At first glance, the classrooms and students who occupy them appear to be just like any another high school in America. Notebooks are out and pencils stand at the ready, but when the lesson begins, all aspects of “just like any other school” go out the window.

Jul 24, 2012

Charter school for black boys a hit with parents

It bothered the Rev. Henry E. Green that, for some African-American boys, going to jail before they reached the age of 20 seemed to be an accepted rite of passage. He watched sadly, correcting wherever and whenever possible, the young boys walking the street with their pants hanging below their buttocks.

Jun 7, 2012

Florida Tops The Nation In Hispanic Graduation Rates

Hispanic and African American students in Florida are much more likely to graduate from high school than their counterparts in other states according to a new national report. Education Week today released the 2012 Diplomas Count report highlighting Florida’s graduates compared to the nation.