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TURNAROUND SCHOOLS, STANDARDIZED TESTING BILL PASSES HOUSE

From FLAPOL

By Sarah Mueller  March 9, 2020

House lawmakers passed legislation that gives low-performing schools less time to turn themselves around. The bill advanced out of the lower chamber by a 105-11. It heads now to the Senate. The bill (HB 7079), sponsored by Rep. Vance Aloupis, helps the state achieve the goal of testing students less and...READ MORE

 

SCHOOLS WRESTLE WITH FAIRNESS OF CLOSURES DURING OUTBREAK

From The Gainesville Sun  Updated Mar 9, 2020

By Michelle R. Smith And Collin Binkley, The Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) ” When the new coronavirus surfaced at Saint Raphael Academy after a school group returned from a trip to Italy, officials decided to close the Rhode Island Catholic high school for two weeks.

Instead of cancelling classes, the school in Pawtucket instituted ‘virtual days’ where students are expected to work from home, check for assignments through an online portal and occasionally chat with teachers. READ MORE

 

GOVERNOR DECLARES STATEWIDE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY AFTER TWO 'PRESUMPTIVELY' POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS CASES

By WCJB Staff
Monday March 2, 2020

The Governor’s Executive Order and a DOE memo on the subject were sent to FCPCS 

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) – Governor Ron DeSantis, the State Surgeon General and the State Health Officer have declared a public health emergency after two people in Florida tested only "presumptively" positive for coronavirus.  READ MORE

 

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.

 
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