Florida Roundup: Tax credit scholarships, charter schools, testing and more

Travis Pillow

Tax credit scholarships. A bill to expand the program is pulled from consideration in the Senate. Associated Press. Orlando Sentinel. Times/HeraldScripps/TribunePalm Beach Post. The bill would have expanded access to scholarships for middle-class students. Sun-Sentinel. A Washington Post blog mischaracterized the program, Jason Bedrick writes for the Cato Institute.

florida-roundup-logoCharter schools. Orlando Science Schools rake in awards. Orlando Sentinel.

Testing. Miami-Dade’s superintendent raises questions about the FCAT’s replacement. StateImpact. Common Core opponents step up their criticism. Gradebook.

Administration. The Clay County School Board considers placing new limits on its superintendent’s power. Florida Times-Union. Manatee County Schools prepare for the looming retirement of three principals. Bradenton Herald.

School safety. Gun bills, including the so-called “pop-tart” bill to overhaul zero-tolerance policies, win approval in the House. Miami Herald.

SIG. Pinellas County Schools consider applying for federal School Improvement Grants. Gradebook.

Unions. The Tampa Tribune writes up the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association election.

Improvement. Florida schools don’t get enough credit for their improved performance, the Foundation for Excellence in Education is arguing in a new campaign. Saint Petersblog.

 

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