Education Changes Approved By HouseCharter schools would get more construction funding, class-size penalties would be relaxed and school districts would be encouraged to enact dress codes under a series of education bills approved Friday by the Florida House.
Senate Panel Makes Major Changes To Charter-School Bill A dramatically narrowed version of legislation aimed at helping charter schools get started and expand was approved by the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.
Report: Some Charter Schools Struggling FinanciallySome charter schools in the state of Florida are struggling to pay their bills, according to a new report by the state auditor general.
Privatization Not A Worry For Pembroke Pines TeachersA 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.
Scott Proposes District Charter Schools For Fla.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.
Scott Set To Release New Education ProposalsGovernor 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.
Broward's Back To School Frenzy Goes SmoothlyBackpacks 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.
Four Broward Charter Schools Not OpeningStudents at four Broward charter schools will not be going back to their schools when the new school year starts on Monday.
Bill Giving School Tax Funds To Charter School DiesA Republican-backed bill that would have given charter schools a guaranteed share of public school tax dollars has died in a House appropriations subcommittee.
Number Of Students Attending Charter Schools Soars 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.
Proposal Emerges To Create Adult Charter SchoolsNudged 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.
Fla. Schools Flooded With New Charter ApplicationsFlorida 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.