Tag Archives: KIPP schools

“Poor Assessment Tool” Led to Jacksonville KIPP schools failure

Lest the Florida Times-Union editors are accused again of truncating a comment, the explanation for Jacksonville’s failing KIPP school is a curious one: Passion and perception are hardly issues for the new KIPP school on  Jacksonville’s Northwest neighborhood. The school was … Continue reading

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Robinson Says Charter School Performance Doesn’t Matter in Application Process

From the Florida Times-Union’s  Topher Sanders: Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson said Tuesday the state  application for opening charter schools doesn’t need to address performance. The application doesn’t take into account whether a charter organization  already has schools open and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Does KIPP Now Have Their Foot in the Door to Take Over 4 Duval Schools?

In short, it would appear so. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Duval County School Board is moving forward with its plans to try and save four low-performing schools. Tuesday afternoon, the school board announced its partnership with Duval Partners for Excellent Education, … Continue reading

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A Take Down of Another Test-Based Reform Rock Star

These guys are really going to have to stop misrepresenting the numbers. Professor Aaron Pallas carves up an op-ed piece from former NYC School Chancellor Joel Klein. Pallas first detects Klein’s misdirect on which numbers he wants to use to tout his … Continue reading

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Rick Scott Signs "Student Success Act" into Law at Nation’s Largest Charter School Affiliate in Jacksonville

Nobody is really surprised that Scott would not take a chance at being confronted by anybody even remotely assiciated with Florida’s public schools on a day like today. But Scott’s photo op at a Jacksonville KIPP School of a political … Continue reading

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