Tag: charter schools

Leroy Collins Institute Releases Study on Charter Schools Across Florida

According to the institute, the report, labeled “Florida Charter Schools: Not as Good, Or as Bad, as Advertised,” offered mixed marks on charter schools delivering “both good and not good news to critics and supporters of charter schools alike” since, “in terms of segregation, location and student performance, charter schools are very similar to traditional schools.”
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State Representative Wants to Limit Public Dollars to Private Schools

State Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, has filed a bill to limit a voucher program passed last year and championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Florida Students in Charter Schools Outpace Their Peers in Traditional Schools

“There is simply no denying that choice works, particularly for minority and low-income students,” said Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran. “These results represent hundreds of thousands of Florida families who were empowered to make the best education decisions for their children and are reaping the benefits."

Florida TaxWatch Looks at True Cost of Education in New Report

Florida TaxWatch also looked at true costs of charter school and private school scholarships. 

Nikki Fried Wants to Work With GOP Even as She Disagrees With Them on...

With the Legislature starting its regular session this week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried could be on center stage as the only Democrat in the state Cabinet and with GOP majorities in the House and Senate.

Ron DeSantis Ramps Up School Choice Efforts

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he will eliminate the wait list for Gardiner scholarship students at Florida schools--if lawmakers will go along--and he is ready to hand out even more scholarships to get children to charter schools if their public school is struggling.
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