John O'Connor and Trevor Aaronson: Many Florida school districts have no way to know whether K12 students are actually being taught by properly certified teachers.
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.
Trevor Aaronson: K12, the nation’s largest online educator with business in 43 Florida counties, described as overblown questions about the company’s use of uncertified teachers in violation of state law.
An FCIR analysis of data on child poverty, homelessness and subsidized lunches shows how much poorer Florida has become since the Great Recession.
Examine foreclosures in Seminole County.
Ralph De La Cruz: The impacts of an eight percent decrease in public school funding are felt at districts statewide.