News & Press Releases

News & Press Releases

Jun 22, 2013

Gov. Rick Scott Signs Amendment to Florida Teacher Assessment Law

With the signature of Governor Rick Scott, Florida teacher effectiveness will now only be assessed based on outcomes of students in their own classroom, Peter Schorsch of SaintPetersBlog reports.

May 31, 2013

Florida K-12 Salary Increases - Frequently Asked Questions

Press release from Governor Rick Scott's office.

May 8, 2013

State board of Education Member to Visit Local School on Thursday

n Thursday, May 9, State Board of Education member Dr. Ada Armas will visit Youth Co-Op Charter School. The visit is part of a statewide charter school tour by State Board members in celebration of National Charter Schools Week (May 5-11, 2013).

May 8, 2013

Charter School Teacher Evaluation Tool Receives State Approval

The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools has created a state-approved Evaluation System for its members to help them comply with the requirements of Senate Bill 736, the Student Success Act.

Apr 23, 2013

Miami Charter School Ranked as One of Best Schools in the Country

Miami's International Studies Charter High Ranked Among Best High Schools in the Country by US News & World Report - Several Florida Charter Schools Rank among Top in the State

Mar 14, 2013

“Best Charter School Photo” Taken by Manatee School For the Arts Students

Three high school students submit the best photo, taken during a photography class.

Feb 25, 2013

Help Us Make Tallahassee Accountable At Session 2013 Town Hall, Feb. 25


On Feb. 25, leaders from the Florida Legislature will be answering your questions at a Town Hall on Session 2013, an event sponsored by Global Integrity.

Feb 22, 2013

Pitbull & Miami's Slam Charter School Will Be Featured On The Today Show

Mater Academy

Along chart topping hit records and worldwide fame, recording superstar Pitbull now has a one-of-a-kind charter school under his wing. That school is SLAM -- the Sports Leadership And Management Charter School, a tuition-free public charter school scheduled to open in Miami in August 2013.

Feb 19, 2013

Gaetz says education bill is 'going to make history'

The Florida Current

Senate President Don Gaetz gathered about 30 business executives in his conference room Tuesday and urged them to get behind an education bill expected to be filed Wednesday morning.

Feb 15, 2013

Not your daddy’s vo-tech: Florida lawmakers to consider career ed changes

redefinED - the new definition of public education

Florida state Sen. John Legg has a slogan ready for a bill he plans to file next week: “It’s not your daddy’s vo-tech.’’

Feb 4, 2013

New Teacher and Administrator Evaluation Tools Prepare Charter Schools to Comply with SB 736

In an effort to help public charter schools comply with Senate Bill 736 (SB 736), also known as the Student Success Act, FCPCS has developed two comprehensive, yet easy-to-use, evaluation tools.

Jan 30, 2013

Scott pledges $1.2 B increase in education spending

Orlando Sentinel

Gov. Rick Scott Wednesday said his proposed budget for next year will include a $1.2 billion increase in education that will raise the per pupil spending from $6,386 to $6,800.

Jan 29, 2013

Report: 2012 Brought Political Victories, New Laws for Charters

Education Week

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has released their fourth annual report ranking states against the organization's model charter law. The survey found the top five states with the highest rankings were Minnesota, Maine, Washington, Colorado, and Florida.

Jan 29, 2013

Florida Ranks 5th in 2013 State Charter Law Rankings

Annual Ranking of Charter School Laws including Quality and Accountability Released Today

Jan 28, 2013

Public Charter Schools in Florida Ask Legislators to Support Education Funding for All Students

Today there are more than 203,000 students enrolled in public charter schools in the state, and that number continues to grow. However, the funding for a public charter school student’s education continues to be far below what a child attending a district public school receives.

Jan 21, 2013

Florida Round Up

redefinED - the new definition of public education

Advanced Placement, tutoring oversight, Common Core & more

Jan 16, 2013

Confidence in Charter Schools Continues to Grow

Confidence in charter schools continues to grow as evidenced by increased student enrollment statewide. Parents continue to support choice in Florida.

Dec 21, 2012

Two Charter School Leaders in Florida Named Charter School Champions of the Year

Dr. Osvaldo Garcia of Passport School and Dr. Ruth Jacoby of Somerset Academy named Charter School Champions of the Year.

Nov 28, 2012

Imagine Weston Students, Teachers to Celebrate Being Named Among the Top Schools in the Country

In September 2012, Imagine Charter School at Weston was named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School. A special celebration will take place on campus on Friday, November 30 at 10 a.m.


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