Tag Archives: Polk

Robinson, State Board Back Down – Polk Gets its Own Charter Schools

The curious opposition against Polk county schools desire to open its own at-risk charter schools ended yesterday. Writes Merissa Green in the Lakeland Ledger:  BARTOW | The Polk County School District got the go-ahead today to open six charter schools for … Continue reading

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Are Florida Legislators Involved in Stalling Polk County’s At-Risk Charter Schools?

In what could turn out to be a bombshell story on Florida’s political battle over charter schools, Lakeland Ledger reporter Merissa Green writes that powerful Florida legislators may be stalling Polk counties desire to open its own charter schools to … Continue reading

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Legal Questions Loom Over High-Achieving Charter Schools Bill as Challenges Move to Appellate Courts

In the Lakeland Ledger: TALLAHASSEE | Battles over the Florida Board of Education’s approval of two new charter schools in Polk and Seminole counties are headed to appeals courts, lawyers said Friday. The state board last month overturned county decisions … Continue reading

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Will Charter USA “Stockpiling” in Florida be Boosted by its Friends in High Places?

The Orange county school board turned down a recent Charter USA’s application largely because the group hadn’t opened the building which had been previously ok’d. Writes Lauren Wright in the Orlando Sentinel: Last October, the Orange school board approved a … Continue reading

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