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NEW COVID-19 CASES DECLINE, EXPERTS SAY FL IS PAST PEAK: REPORT

From Patch.com
By Tiffany Razzano January 19, 2022

Though the number of COVID-19 cases reported daily in Florida continues to decrease, more than 11,500 people were hospitalized Wednesday.  READ MORE

 

CHARTER SCHOOL BILL UNANIMOUSLY PASSES SECOND HOUSE COMMITTEE

From Florida Politics
By Tristan Wood - January 19, 2022

A House bill putting guardrails on how charter schools are renewed unanimously passed its second committee stop Wednesday. READ MORE

 

Florida Public Charter Schools to Participate in “Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! 2022” from Jan. 24 to Jan. 28

Member Schools of Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) Encouraged to Participate

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (January 14, 2022) – Many of Florida’s public charter schools are expected to take part in “Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! 2022,” slated for January 24 through January 28, 2022.

Member schools of the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) are encouraged to participate in the 2022 celebration, which is the fourteenth annual statewide program dedicated to literacy-related events.  It is a program of the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) and Just Read, Florida!, the Department’s statewide reading initiative.

The theme of this year’s Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! Program is “Launch Into Literacy, Blast Off Into New Worlds!”  FDOE encourages all Florida schools to participate in reading a variety of books to support the New Worlds Reading Initiative program, which provides high-quality, free books on a monthly basis to help instill a love of reading among K-5 students who read below grade level.

Many of Florida’s public charter schools have previously participated in Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! according to FCPCS President Robert Haag. 

“Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! provides a focused timeframe to increase reading among students at public charter schools in Florida,” said Haag.  “The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools encourages our member schools to be part of the 2022 celebration.”

More information is available by visiting the Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! website.   

About the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools   

The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) is the leading charter school membership association in the state, with a membership of nearly 75 percent of all operating charter schools.  Since its inception in 1999, FCPCS has been dedicated to creating a national model of high quality, accredited public charter schools that are student-centered and performance-driven.  FCPCS provides a wide array of technical support, mentoring, training, networking, and purchasing services to its membership, as well as serving as an advocate for all Florida public charter schools.

 

SOUTHTECH ACADEMY DEALS WITH LEARNING AMID OMICRON VARIANT

From WPTV.com
By: Linnie Supall - Jan 07, 2022

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A Boynton Beach charter school is noticing a dip in the number of students returning to the classroom after winter break.

However, a SouthTech Academy student is staying optimistic and remaining cautious as the spring semester begins. READ MORE

 

FLORIDA SENATE PANEL BACKS BILL TO OVERHAUL STUDENTS’ ANNUAL TESTING

From Tampa Bay Times
By Ana Ceballos - Published Jan. 11

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis used the opening day of the 2022 legislative session to amplify his push to scale back on high-stakes testing in Florida schools, an issue that is expected to color the contours of education policy debates during the 60-day session. READ MORE

 
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