Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gradebook

Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Despite reservations, Pasco School Board approves new Academica charter school

Despite reservations, Pasco School Board approves new Academica charter school

A Miami firm seeking to open a charter school in Wesley Chapel encountered some resistance Tuesday from the Pasco County School Board, but ultimately prevailed in its request for a 5-year contract.Pinecrest Academy is associated with Academica, one o...
Published: 06/05/18
Florida GOP candidates for governor weigh in on school board term limits. (They like them.)

Florida GOP candidates for governor weigh in on school board term limits. (They like them.)

A measure to limit Florida school board member terms has gained the support of the two men seeking the Republican nomination to become the state's next governor.They did not weigh in, though, on the other two provisions the concept is tied ...
Published: 06/05/18
Parents ask Florida Supreme Court to send school funding suit back to trial court

Parents ask Florida Supreme Court to send school funding suit back to trial court

Arguing the trial and appeals courts didn't properly consider their authority, parents suing Florida over its public education funding system have asked the state Supreme Court to send the case back for another review.The lower courts ruled that they...
Published: 06/05/18
Pasco County middle school wins International Baccalaureate approval

Pasco County middle school wins International Baccalaureate approval

It's official. Pine View Middle School in Land O'Lakes is Pasco County's first International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme authorized school.IB head of authorization Sean Rankin delivered the news in late May, giving Pine View leaders two week...
Published: 06/05/18
Hernando County third-graders score slightly better on state reading test

Hernando County third-graders score slightly better on state reading test

Hernando County's third-graders raised the bar just a touch on state reading test scores this year, outperforming school districts in Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas to push past the state average, according to data recently released by the Florida ...
Published: 06/04/18
Updated: 06/05/18
Florida education news: School safety, charter denial, teacher sex and more

Florida education news: School safety, charter denial, teacher sex and more

BAD ACTS: Investigative report accuses two Lee County teachers of having sex at Heights Elementary School last month, the News-Press reports.BALLOT BOX: In Pinellas County, a 14th candidate files to run for one...
Published: 06/05/18
Lynn Gray’s side of the Hillsborough County School Board mess

Lynn Gray’s side of the Hillsborough County School Board mess

Seeking to explain the Hillsborough County School Board's ongoing Facebook message scandal from her perspective, member Lynn Gray sent an email to Tampa Bay Times Metro columnist Sue Carlton. She thought it would be kept private. She was wr...
Published: 06/04/18
Pinellas School Board hopefuls now up to 14

Pinellas School Board hopefuls now up to 14

With Pinellas County School Board member Terry Krassner filing her reelection paperwork today, 14 candidates now vie for four seats in August's countywide school board election.First elected in 2010, Krassner will seek her third term in the dist...
Published: 06/04/18
Florida education news: Parkland, pot, PETA and more

Florida education news: Parkland, pot, PETA and more

PARKLAND: Parents of students at Broward County's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High honor "Guardian Angels" for patrolling school grounds since the shooting there in February, when 17 people were killed, WLRN reports.CLOSING THE GAP: Equity director for ...
Updated one month ago
Florida school board term limit backers jump start campaign for Amendment 8

Florida school board term limit backers jump start campaign for Amendment 8

The November general election might seem distant to many Floridians, who still await a list of candidates for many of the August primaries.But the bottom of the ballot will be filled with more than a dozen amendments that will compete for attent...
Updated one month ago