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Charter Schools USA Savage Public Relations Campaign to Shield Themselves From Scrutiny

The Tampa Bay Times has now begun reporting on Charter Schools USA Hillsborough problem. Writes reporter Marlene Sokol: Frustrated by answers her staff was getting to questions about school governance, superintendent MaryEllen Elia dispatched letters this week to the boards … Continue reading

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Influential Miami-Dade Superintendent Finds Selection of New Florida Tests “Insufficient”

StateImpact reporter John O’Connor has this: Miami-Dade schools superintendent Alberto Carvalho said the process by which Florida chose a new statewide exam was ‘insufficient’ and he questioned whether the test from the American Institutes for Research will be right for … Continue reading

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Appeals Committee Turns Down MacDill Charter Schools USA Facility – Will State Board Overrule?

If history is any indicator they will. From Sherri Ackerman in redefinED: A charter school sought by MacDill Air Force Base in Florida has lost the first round of an appeals process. The Florida Charter School Appeal Commission on Monday … Continue reading

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The Curious MacDill AFB Charter School USA Proposal Gets More Curious

After the Hillsborough school board unanimously rejected a Charter Schools USA proposal to open a school on MacDill AFB, superintendent Maryellen Elia went to work on coming up with alternatives. They came up with some good one’s, but not good … Continue reading

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Charter Schools USA’s Predictable Rhetoric Over Hillsborough Board Decision

The editors of the Tampa Bay Times write: …the board was right to follow the staff’s recommendation to reject the plan, because the sponsors were inconsistent about the leadership structure. In its application, the foundation said a local governing council … Continue reading

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Why Hillsborough School Board’s Passage of Resolution on High-Stakes Testing Means More

From the Tampa Bay Times Marlene Sokol: Testing — the subject of school board resolutions around the nation and state — has troubled (Board Chairwoman Candy) Olson for months. At the board workshop on the issue, members spent more than … Continue reading

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