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FLORIDA SCHOOLS ARE TAKING STEPS TO DEAL WITH POTENTIAL CORONAVIRUS CASES

From FLAPOL

By Mark Berginon  February 28, 2020

Along with charter schools, all Florida schools are taking precautions to deal with the coronavirus...READ MORE

 

Nominate a Teacher for Recognition at the National Charter Schools Conference in Orlando

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

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (March 4, 2020) – Organizers of the National Charter Schools Conference slated for June 21-24, 2020 in Orlando have issued a call for nominations to find dedicated, inspiring teachers who deserve recognition.  Twenty-five teachers will be selected to receive complimentary registration to the conference.

The National Charter Schools Conference is seeking educators who embody the conference theme, “Empowered to Change Lives,” with the goal of honoring them for their hard work in changing the lives of their students every day.

The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) is encouraging its member schools to participate by nominating their top teachers for recognition.  The nomination form is available on line.  The deadline for nominations is 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 27, 2020.

“The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools encourages our member schools to nominate their best teachers,” said Robert Haag, President of FCPCS.  “With the National Charter Schools Conference being held in Orlando, it’s a great way for many of our educators to have easy access to outstanding professional development programs.”

According to the conference website, the National Charter Schools Conference (NCSC) is the premier learning and professional development conference for charter school leaders, teachers and advocates. With over 100 breakout sessions, engaging workshops and inspiring speakers, NCSC is the largest national gathering of charter school professionals shaping the future of K-12 education.  NCSC attendees include key decision makers in charter schools including, C-suite school leaders, administrators and teachers.

Five thousand people are expected to attend this year’s conference, which will take place at Marriott’s Orlando World Center.

For more information about the National Charter Schools Conference, please visit the website: https://ncsc.publiccharters.org/about-national-charter-schools-conference

About the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary as an organization driving the charter school movement in Florida, 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.

 

SENATE PANEL OKS LAUREN BOOK BILL TO INSTALL PANIC ALERT SYSTEM IN SCHOOLS

From FLAPOL
By Ryan Nicolon   February 25, 2020

Since the House Education Committee approved its version of this bill on 2/26/20 and Senate’s version is up for a third stop on 2/27/20, this is a very timely article...READ MORE

 

FLORIDA’S RACE TO STOP THE SPREAD OF NEW CORONAVIRUS BEFORE IT HITS

FROM SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL
By CINDY KRISCHER GOODMAN     FEB 24, 2020

While there are still no confirmed cases of the virus in Florida, health officials here are taking no chances… READ MORE

 

FLORIDA HAS NEW SCHOOL STANDARDS. DID IT DUMP THE COMMON CORE?

From Tampa Bay Times
By Jeffrey S. Solochek  Published February 12, 2020

As expected, the Florida Board of Education on Wednesday unanimously replaced the state’s expectations for language arts and math with new ones that Gov. Ron DeSantis has touted as eliminating the Common Core.

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