News & Press Releases

News & Press Releases

Nov 19, 2012

Two Florida Educators Named Charter School Champion Teacher of the Year

On November 15, 2012 FCPCS hosted a bash to celebrate the charter school movement’s most valuable contributors. Two Florida charter school teachers recognized for exemplary teaching.

Oct 15, 2012

Successful charter schools that incubate new schools are models of excellence

An article in The Miami Herald completely failed to mention that charter school incubation is a model of excellence and is helping many become high quality schools.

Sep 20, 2012

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Sep 20, 2012

Response to Mr. Mayo’s column

Charter schools are public schools that are held strictly accountable on several levels. And parents are a key to a charter school’s success.

Sep 17, 2012

Local High School Uses Technology, Social Media And Traditional Classroom Lessons To Give Students An Edge

Tucked away on a college campus is Key West Collegiate Academy (KWCA), a small public charter high school that’s forging an enviable academic trail. At first glance, the classrooms and students who occupy them appear to be just like any another high school in America. Notebooks are out and pencils stand at the ready, but when the lesson begins, all aspects of “just like any other school” go out the window.

Jul 24, 2012

Charter school for black boys a hit with parents

It bothered the Rev. Henry E. Green that, for some African-American boys, going to jail before they reached the age of 20 seemed to be an accepted rite of passage. He watched sadly, correcting wherever and whenever possible, the young boys walking the street with their pants hanging below their buttocks.

Jun 7, 2012

Florida Tops The Nation In Hispanic Graduation Rates

Hispanic and African American students in Florida are much more likely to graduate from high school than their counterparts in other states according to a new national report. Education Week today released the 2012 Diplomas Count report highlighting Florida’s graduates compared to the nation.

May 21, 2012

South Florida Charter High Schools Ranked Among Best In The Country

Newsweek Magazine released their list of the top 1,000 high schools in the country today – ranking schools by graduation rate and college readiness.

May 8, 2012

Successful Charter Schools Featured On Videos

A picture says a thousand words. In celebration of National Charter Schools Week, the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) has posted a few videos that highlight some of the best charter schools in the state. From Blue Ribbon recipients to graduating seniors, the videos will introduce viewers to the charter schools that are making an incredible contribution to education and the community they serve.

Apr 30, 2012

New report reveals charter school success

Miami Times Online

Since their inception here in Florida in 1996, there have been numerous studies and heated debates over whether charters are a better option for students than traditional public schools.

Apr 29, 2012

Successful charter schools that incubate new schools are models of excellence

An article published by The Miami Herald on April 29, 2012 completely failed to mention that charter school incubation is a model of excellence and is helping many fledging charter school become high quality schools.

Mar 27, 2012

Somerset Academy Davie Recognized Among Top Schools In Florida

Somerset Academy Davie has been recognized by the Florida Department of Education for placing in the top ten percent of all elementary schools in Florida. Based on the 2011 ranking of all schools, the list

Mar 29, 2010

Florida Announced As Finalist In $4.45-Billion Race To The Top Competition

Governor Charlie Crist today announced that Florida has been named a finalist in phase 1 of the $4.35-billion federal Race to the Top education reform competition. Florida was one of only 16 finalists chosen from a pool of 41 applicants to proceed to the next stage of the competition. Race to the Top winners will receive funding to implement comprehensive education reform plans designed to accelerate student learning and improve the quality of education

Mar 29, 2010

Statement Regarding Race to the Top

The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) commends Commissioner Smith and the education leaders around the state whose contributions helped create Florida’s Race to the Top application.

Jan 25, 2010

State Representative Pafford Visits A Charter School

Representative Mark Pafford visited Western Academy located in Royal Palm Beach recently.

Jan 24, 2010

$54,000+ Raised By Charter Schools To Benefit Haiti Relief Effort

Just days after a devastating earthquake shattered Haiti, students at Somerset Academy Charter Schools in Texas and South Florida began fundraising efforts to aid those affected by the disaster.

Jan 6, 2010

Charter School Enrollment Grows For 10th Consecutive Year

Just days after a devastating earthquake shattered Haiti, students at Somerset Academy Charter Schools in Texas and South Florida began fundraising efforts to aid those affected by the disaster.

Oct 29, 2009

Miami-Dade & Broward Rank In Top Ten Of Public Charter School Communities By Enrollment

Miami-Dade ranks #7 and Broward County ranks #10 in the nation for public charter school enrollment with 43, 732 students attending public charter schools, according to the annual Top 10 Charter Communities by Market Share report released by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools today.

Sep 18, 2009

Department Honors Champion Of School Choice Award Winners

The winners of the annual Dr. Carlo Rodriguez Champion of School Choice Award were recognized earlier this week in Miami by the State Board of Education. The Florida Public School Choice Consortium, in collaboration with the Nova Southeastern University Fischler School of Education, bestowed the award.

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