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Florida Public Schools’ Absentee Problem Examined With Interactive Map


Use this interactive map to find out if your neighborhood school has problems with chronic absenteeism.

Published in Blog, Education

Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett Resigns Amid Grading Controversy


Tony Bennett, Florida’s Education Commissioner, resigned today effective immediately. His resignation follows news this week that he changed his own policies while running Indiana’s schools to accommodate a better grade for a school run by a political donor.

Published in Blog, Education, Government, Politics

Tony Bennett Changed School Grade for Political Donor, Investigation Finds


An investigation by the Associated Press found that Tony Bennett, Florida’s Education Commissioner and the former Indiana Schools Superintendent, bent his own rules and changed the school grade for an Indianapolis charter school that was run by a prominent Republican donor.

Published in Blog, Education, Government, Politics

State Review Finds K12 Certification Problems


John O’Connor and Trevor Aaronson: A state inquiry found that online educator K12 Inc. employed three teachers in Florida who lacked proper certification to teach some subjects.

Published in Education, Government

In K12 Courses, 275 Students to a Single Teacher


Trevor Aaronson and John O’Connor: Student-teacher ratios at K12, the nation’s largest online educator, are nearly twice as high as Florida’s state-run virtual school, according to internal company documents obtained by FCIR and StateImpact Florida.

Published in Business, Education, Government

What K12 Told Investors About Florida’s Investigation


John O’Connor: K12 said the company always uses Florida-certified teachers, but the company’s internal review found “minor mistakes” in matching grade and course certifications to students.

Published in Blog, Business, Education, Government

K12 Did Not Disclose State Investigation to Investors


Trevor Aaronson: K12 did not believe the Florida Department of Education’s probe was “material” to investors.

Published in Business, Education, Government

State Investigating Virtual Schools Provider K12


Trevor Aaronson and John O’Connor: The Florida Department of Education has launched an investigation of K12, the nation’s largest online educator, over allegations the company uses uncertified teachers and has asked employees to help cover up the practice.

Published in Business, Education, Government

Herald Report Offers Reasons To Get Off Charter Bandwagon


Ralph De La Cruz: The Miami Herald shines light on a $400 million charter school industry that has grown out of control with little or no oversight.

Published in Blog, Education, Government

Polk County Education Officials Delayed Return of Federal Funds


Mc Nelly Torres: The incident illustrates how confused local school districts in Florida have been about federal regulations governing education funds and the reporting requirements that came with the 2009 stimulus bill.

Published in Education

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