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DESANTIS PROPOSES $1,000 BONUSES FOR ‘HEROIC WORK’ OF TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS 

From The Orlando Sentinel
By Steven Lemongello and Leslie Postal
March 31, 2021

Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed Wednesday that public school teachers and principals earn $1,000 bonuses this year, paid for with federal COVID-19 funds. READ MORE

 

STATEWIDE TESTING BEGINS IN FLORIDA SCHOOLS WITH PANDEMIC PROTOCOLS IN PLACE 'The goal is to get everyone back in the classroom,' Richard Corcoran says

From WPTV.com
By: Matt Papaycik  March 21, 2021

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Florida's top education official on Wednesday hinted that distance learning related to the COVID-19 pandemic may not be in place next school year. READ MORE

 

Florida Public Charter Schools to Celebrate National Charter Schools Week May 9 to May 15, 2021

Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS) Member Schools Likely to Participate in Celebration

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., (April 7, 2021) – Many of Florida’s more than 683 public charter schools are expected to participate in this year’s National Charter Schools Week celebration, slated for May 12 to May 18, 2019.  National Charter Schools Week is an official program of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, based in Washington, D.C.

2021 is the 30th anniversary year of the first charter school law, "which changed the future of public education and student success forever,” according to the website of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.  The organization plans to recognize the next generation of changemakers as part of the 2021 celebration.

Many of Florida’s public charter schools have been active participants in National Charter Schools Week during past years, according to the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools.

“The Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools encourages our member schools to once again take part in this year’s celebration, in order to showcase their educational accomplishments and increase awareness and understanding of Florida’s public charter schools,” said Robert Haag, President of the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools.  “This is a great opportunity to increase visibility and recognition of public charter schools in our state.

For more information about National Charter Schools Week, visit the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools website at https://www.publiccharters.org/what-you-can-do/celebrate-national-charter-schools-week

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.    

 

NEARLY HALF OF SCHOOLS ARE OPEN FULL-TIME, SURVEY FINDS

From The Washington Post

By Laura Meckler  March 24, 2021

The first federal data on education during the pandemic finds nearly half of public schools were open for full-time, face-to-face classes, with White children far more likely than Black, Hispanic or Asian American students to be attending in person. READ MORE

 

3 TAKEAWAYS FROM THE ED DEPARTMENT'S NATIONAL SAFE SCHOOL REOPENING SUMMIT

From K-12 DIVE
By Naaz Modan  Published March 25, 2021

The Wednesday virtual event allowed educators to share pandemic experiences and key strategies amid the push to return to in-person learning. READ MORE

 
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