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No Election Day Break For The State Board Of Education

Election Day isn’t keeping the State Board of Education from meeting this week in Boca Raton. The panel has a full agenda on Election Day that includes a discussion of whether to appeal court rulings in two lawsuits: Teacher evaluations –  The Florida Education Association and two named teachers sued the State Board of Education […]

Duval County School District Settles Court Case Over K12-Run Online Charter School

Duval County schools have settled a lawsuit over an online charter school to be run by K12, the nation’s largest online education company, according to the News Service of Florida. The two sides agreed to dismiss the case after the school district recommended approving a second application, according to an attorney for the non-profit group […]

How the Amendment 5 Fight Over Florida Judges Is Related To Education

Editor’s note: This post has been corrected from its original version. Please see the bottom of the story. A group arguing Florida’s Supreme Court judges are too political is citing the 2006 decision striking down vouchers as an example of the court deciding cases based on their own beliefs rather than the state constitution or […]

How Will The Florida Board of Education Respond To Immigrant Tuition Ruling?

The Florida Board of Education will meet in a closed session this evening in Orlando. They’ll talk about what to do now that a judge has ruled against Florida’s practice of charging out-of-state tuition to students who were born in America but whose parents are undocumented. Unlike other states, Florida colleges and universities consider the […]

Will Amendment 8 Allow Florida To Fund Religious Schools? Not Directly

Alachua County school board member Eileen Roy has called a proposed constitutional amendment coming before voters in November “the very death of public schools.” The state’s largest teacher’s union is running ads against the change and mobilizing teachers to get out and vote against it. Amendment 8 – dubbed the Religious Freedom Amendment – is […]

New York Law Firm Investigating K12

A New York City law firm says they are investigating K12, Inc. to see if the nation’s largest online education provider mislead investors. The law firm, Faruqi and Faruqi, cites a StateImpact Florida/Florida Center for Investigative Reporting report about Florida investigating the company for possible using improperly certified teachers. According to emails and other documents, […]

Read The Virginia Lawsuit Accusing K12 Of Misleading Investors

Florida is investigating K12, the nation’s online educator, but we could learn more from a federal lawsuit filed in the company’s home state of Virginia. The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System filed the lawsuit, which alleges the company misled investors in what K12 did and did not report about how it makes money. A judge must […]

Lawsuit Says Palm Beach County Bus Driver Didn’t Stop Bullying

A student who tried to stop a classmate from being bullied and was then attacked himself is suing Palm Beach County schools because a bus driver did not follow the county’s anti-bullying policy, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Palm Beach County schools have one of the state’s highest rates of bullying, according to state […]

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