Tag Archives: charter schools

Scott’s Education Budget Raises Concerns Over For-Profit Charter Schools

By on February 19th, 2015 | Last updated: February 19, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Gov. Rick Scott’s 2015-2016 “Keep Florida Working” budget has Alachua County public school educators voicing concerns over the distribution of funds allotted to for-profit charter schools. Under his budget, charter schools receive about $125,000 more per school than their public school counterparts.

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In The News: Medical Marijuana Legislation, BP Oil Spill, Charter Schools, Robert Corchado Sentencing

By on January 16th, 2015 | Last updated: January 16, 2015 at 10:50 am

Dept. of Health proposes selection committee to award Charlotte’s Web licenses – In advance of its Feb. 4 medical marijuana policy meeting, the Department of Health drafted a proposal of how to implement the Charlotte’s Web law. The draft lays […]

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In the News: Labor secretary nomination, Farmworkers protest, Legislation update, Suspicious UCF death

By on March 18th, 2013 | Last updated: March 18, 2013 at 11:40 am

Obama to nominate Thomas E. Perez as Labor secretary – President Obama plans to nominate Thomas E. Perez as the new secretary of Labor on Monday. The position plays an important role in immigration reform. Perez currently works as the […]

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In the News: Florida Amendment 4, Bogus letters, Charter schools, Foreign policy debate, TSA theft

By on October 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: October 23, 2012 at 10:12 am

Not many are familiar with page-long Amendment 4 – Florida voters will decide on Amendment 4, a state constitutional amendment opponents say could shift a greater property tax burden to existing homeowners. Supporter say first-time homebuyers, businesses and snowbirds would […]

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Charter school enrollment could draw from public resources

By and on April 30th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:16 pm

An increase in Charter School enrollment nationwide may be drawing money away from public school. Alachua County School Board Member Gunnar Paulson says funding has increased for the charter schools in Alachua County, leaving public schools behind. He says the […]

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