Charter schools. The Plato Academy charter schools in Pinellas are academically knocking it out of the park. Tampa Tribune.
Tax credit scholarships. Senate President Don Gaetz, who pushed for stronger accountability and transparency in the program, says in an op-ed that as a former school board member he is “ashamed” of the Florida School Boards Association suit against tax credit scholarships. Northwest Florida Daily News. “An end-run around the will of the people,” writes Walt Gardner in Edweek. Howard Fuller’s call for the fight in Florida to go national gets some ink on Gradebook. Whitney Tilson says its sad to see Charlie Crist sell out Florida kids.
Common Core. Jeb Bush directs criticism to President Obama. Washington Post.
Satanists. They’ll be handing out material in Orange County public schools this year. Orlando Sentinel.
Testing. Education Commissioner Pam Stewart drops a requirement for FAIR testing for students in K-2 after an Alachua County kindergarten teacher refuses to administer it. Tampa Bay Times. Miami Herald. Gainesville Sun. Florida Today. Answer Sheet. Continue Reading →