Some charter schools in the state of Florida are struggling to pay their bills, according to a new report by the state auditor general.
A four long negotiation Tuesday afternoon ended with an agreement between The City of Pembroke Pines and the Broward Teachers Union over whether or not to privatize the city’s financially struggling, but A-rated charter school system.
Florida’s charter schools continue to grow at a rapid pace and now Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants school districts to open their own charter schools to try out innovative approaches to curriculum, instructional strategies and educational focus.
Governor Rick Scott is putting the final touches on education proposals he plans to unveil on Thursday at an education conference. The plans include debit cards for public school teachers and more school choice, according to the News Service of Florida.
Backpacks in place, class schedule in hand, hundreds of thousands of students across South Florida headed back to class Monday on the first day of the new school year.
Students at four Broward charter schools will not be going back to their schools when the new school year starts on Monday.
A Republican-backed bill that would have given charter schools a guaranteed share of public school tax dollars has died in a House appropriations subcommittee.
Charter school popularity is on the rise, especially in the state of Florida. According to figures released Wednesday, the number of students attending charter schools has soared to more than 2 million as states pass laws lifting caps and encouraging their expansion.
Nudged by a Tallahassee-based non-profit group, two lawmakers are poised to file bills that would allow charter schools and non-profits to offer adult education.
Florida school districts are flooded with applications for new charter schools, motivated by several new laws that make it easier to start traditional and virtual charters.