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Florida school uses science of reading-based approach to fill instruction gap for students with dyslexia

Private tutors trained in approaches such as Orton-Gillingham can cost $50 an hour. Many states, including Florida, passed legislation recently that bans discredited reading approaches and requires teachers to use phonics as the basis for reading instruction. READ MORE
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The good news about Florida’s charter school growth
Florida’s charter schools grew by more than 15,000 students this school year. And new research suggests their steady growth might help students in district schools. In recent years, charter schools...
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Florida sets new education choice records as 1.7 million students choose
A record-setting 1.7 million K-12 students in Florida attended a school of choice last year, an increase of more than 42,000 over the year prior.   In all, 49% of Florida’s...
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Florida Catholic schools thrive amid record choice expansion
Editor’s note: This story is published in celebration of National Catholic Schools Week, which runs from Jan. 28-Feb. 3. Visit Guardian Angels Catholic School in Clearwater, and you’ll feel a...
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Blazing Stars, blazing trails
DADE CITY, Fla. – LaTania Scott and Kameeka Shirley were former public school teachers who wanted something different when they opened their own school in January 2023.   Something … authentically...
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State scholarship expansions send Jacksonville school’s enrollment soaring
Editor’s note: This story is published in celebration of National School Choice Week, which runs Jan. 21-27.  In the early 1980s, a young educator and pastor named Frederic Pinkney received...
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Virtual Reality games and banking app help mom make Florida teen’s education unique 
 Traditional school wasn’t working for Alexander Luther. The 15-year-old, who has autism spectrum disorder, would get overstimulated and tired toward the end of the 6-hour day. His mother, Sue, a...
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A look back: How massive strides in education choice made history and set trends in 2023
If 2023 could be summed up in a single word, it would be transformation.  Florida lawmakers passed House Bill 1, which expanded education choice eligibility to all students in the...
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Two Catholic schools join Florida’s growing list of Purple Star schools that accommodate military families
The pre-K-to-8 private school is one of 73 public and private schools in the state this year to receive a Purple Star School of Distinction designation for supporting students of...
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Paging Special Agent Johnny Utah to investigate Utah mystery
“Point Break” follows the adventures of newly minted FBI Special Agent Johnny Utah as he unravels the mystery of a group of Los Angeles bank robbers known as “the Ex-Presidents.”...
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Every waitlist is a policy failure
Harvard professor Roland Fryer took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal recently to urge lawmakers and advocates to reinvigorate the drive to Milton Friedman’s vision of a dynamic...
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