Last week, the state Board of Education set plans in motion that could bring new charter schools to as many as three high-poverty rural areas in North Florida.
It was one of the first tangible effects of the state’s new Schools of Hope legislation.
But a memo distributed by the state Department of Education shows the impact won’t end there.
Another 37 schools across the state are in basically the same position as the three schools that brought plans before the state Board. They’ve struggled for three or more years with D or F performance ratings, and are nearing the end of a state-mandated turnaround process.
If these schools don’t raise their letter grades to C’s, they will have three options for the 2018-19 school year. Continue Reading →