A Friend for Life Someone once said, “When you completely trust a person without any doubt, you’ll automatically get one of two results—a FRIEND for life or a LESSON for life.” Florida’s children have found a FRIEND for life in Senator John Thrasher. You may already know about his meritorious service to his country during […]
Charter school parents in New York do not give in to bullies. Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to kick four charter schools out of their building – leaving 700 students without a school next year. One of the schools, made up of predominantly low-income and minority students, is in the […]
Nebraska will need to decide if it is up to the challenge.
By accepting no excuses and holding teachers and students to high expectations, he ensured that thousands of kids, some of which educators believed were impossible to teach, become successful lifelong readers.
Dr. Matthew Ladner writes for the redefinED blog discussing how much concern should the citizens of Florida have for the unprecedented change in store for the state’s age demographics? “Florida has had a growing student population for a long time, but it will be facing challenges of a whole new scale with the working-age portion […]
This reform movement took time, hard work, and had some failures along the way, but the will was strong and the results are well worth it as students options and parental choices have increased.
Notice the company Florida is now keeping. They’ve come a long way since the 1990s when they ranked near the bottom nationally in almost every academic category.
Last week I told you the good news that NAEP shows that both DC district and charter schools have been improving their academic outcomes, but that charters were showing faster growth. That post included charts like the following, showing the improvement in the percentage of general-education free and reduced-price lunch-eligible students scoring “Basic or Better” […]
Only 37 percent of African American males in Indianapolis will graduate from high school. At a nearby public school, only 39 percent of students pass state exams and a dismal 8 percent graduate from college. These families are hungry for quality school options.
On the upcoming legislative agenda in Florida is what House Speaker Will Weatherford calls a “massive expansion of choice for families.’’ In other words, give the people what they want: the right to pick their children’s schools. The popularity of Florida’s choice options has, in fact, created widespread bi-partisan support, particularly for the Florida Tax-Credit […]