KIPP School Where Rick Scott Signed Florida’s Education Reform Bill Received an “F”


UPDATED below at 5:17pm CDT

Rick Scott made much of signing Florida’s ed reform bill at KIPP Impact Middle School in Jacksonville. Too bad he didn’t know that the first year school was headed toward “F” this year.

The Florida DOE released school grades today, and its been a long day of embarrassing revelations for  the Florida governor and school reform advocates in the state. It was revealed this morning that a charter school which received praise from both Scott and reform rock start Michelle Rhee also received an “F”. A highly critical review of Jeb Bush’s ed foundation’s presentation was also made public.

UPDATE: From the Florida-Times Union:

A charter school that opened this year with high expectations and wealthy,  powerful backers scored at the bottom of all schools in all of Northeast Florida  in School Grade score.

KIPP Impact Middle, a college preparatory school, earned an F in its opening  year.

“We’re disappointed,” Principal Robert Hawke said. “We fell pretty far short  of where we wanted to be.”

Hawke said the school needs to improve how it measures individual students’ understanding of material in the beginning of the school year. And then, Hawke  said, the school needs to perform deeper assessments of how each student is  progressing during the year.

The school opened this past school year with about 90 fifth-graders. It will  add another 90 fifth-graders in the next school year and grow a sixth-grade  class.  The school lost a handful of students during the school year.

 

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About Bob Sikes

A long time ago and a planet far, far away I was an athletic trainer for the New York Mets. I was blessed to be part of the now legendary 1986 World Series Championship. My late father told me that I'd one day be thankful I had that degree in teaching from Florida State University. He was right and I became twice blesses to become a teacher in the late 1990's. After dabbling with writing about the Mets and then politics, I settled on education.
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7 Responses to KIPP School Where Rick Scott Signed Florida’s Education Reform Bill Received an “F”

  1. jean mcknight says:

    Well I guess we have to cut funding for that school. Perhaps that can be part of the 10% spending cut.

  2. Sandra says:

    “Hawke said the school needs to improve how it measures individual students’ understanding of material in the beginning of the school year. And then, Hawke said, the school needs to perform deeper assessments of how each student is progressing during the year.”
    The notion that “deeper assessments” is the solution is misguided. If that’s the only solution the school leadership can come up with for an “F”, I expect that next year will not be much better.

  3. LMG says:

    Ha! Ha! How’s that working for you Scott? What a sad representation of education in Florida!

  4. whatthe says:

    One word: FINLAND
    They know how to improve education

  5. Toni Beth says:

    Tricky Rickie an F suits you just fine.. The children of this State suffer so much with you and your cuts… Their future is in your hands.. Your reform just didnt reform…an F, in case you didn’t know that does not mean******** FANTASTIC******** G-d help us all!!

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