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Mar 4, 2016

Frustrated South Florida families opting out of state exams

Parents reject high-stakes testing - even though their children could face repercussions.

A Closer Look at the Charter School Movement

Feb 4, 2016

A Closer Look at the Charter School Movement

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

Charter Schools Program Receives Significant Funding Increase in Omnibus Appropriations Bill

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.

Charter school basketball team defies perceptions, odds

Dec 13, 2015

Charter school basketball team defies perceptions, odds

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

U.S. Senate Passes ESEA Reauthorization

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

Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools Names Corcoran & Johnston to Handle Governmental Relations

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

2015 Charter School Champions Honored at Florida Charter School Conference

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

New Report on Special Education Finance in Charter Schools

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 Appoints Tom Grady to State Board of Education

Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Tom Grady to the State Board of Education.

2017 Fact Sheet on Florida Charter Schools

Jan 27, 2014

2017 Fact Sheet on Florida Charter Schools

Learn the facts about charter schools in Florida in FCPCS' 2017 Fact Sheet on Florida Charter Schools.