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Is the Worst Over?  Modelers Predict Steady Decline in Covid Cases Through March

From Health News Florida/NPR
By Rob Stein, Carmel Wroth
Published September 22, 2021

Though infections are still sky-high, the U.S. may be turning a corner, according to a consortium of researchers who forecast the pandemic. And we may well be spared a winter surge. READ MORE

 

New K-12 Charter School for Children and Young Adults with Autism Opens in Miami-Dade County

From Local 10 News
By Nicole Lopez-Alvar, Digital Journalist, Liane Morejon, Reporter
September 17, 2021

The first tuition-free charter school for students diagnosed with autism in South Florida
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – South Florida Autism Charter Schools (SFACS) for children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in West Miami-Dade has officially held its ribbon-cutting ceremony with school staff, students, Miami-Dade County government officials, and dignitaries. READ MORE

 

 

Charter Schools are Good for Our Community

From Jacksonville.com | The Florida Times-Union

By Tunji Williams, Guest Columnist
Published Sept 14, 2021

In a recent column, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor from Tampa bemoaned the rise of public charter schools in Florida, claiming they undermine traditional district schools.
I understand her fears. Back in the late 1990s, when charter schools were new in Florida thanks to legislation signed into law by Gov. Lawton Chiles, I was also concerned. I didn’t understand them.  READ MORE

 

 

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Plans to Replace Standardized Testing with Progress Monitoring

From WFLA News
By: Sam Sachs, WFLA 8 On Your Side Staff / Sep 14, 2021

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Gov. Ron DeSantis said he plans to get rid of the Florida Standards Assessments, the state’s standardized math and reading tests at a Tuesday press conference in Doral. He later made a similar appearance and announcement in Clearwater later in the afternoon. READ MORE

 

Florida again No. 3 in America in K-12 Achievement

From ReimaginED online
By Ron Matus    September 2, 2021

Florida, a national leader in education choice, ranks No. 3 in K-12 achievement for a second year in a row, trailing only Massachusetts and New Jersey, according to the latest rankings report from Education Week. This shouldn’t be a surprise. READ MORE

 
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