charter school http://wlrn.org en Patricia Levesque Is A Powerful Force Behind School Choice In Florida http://wlrn.org/post/patricia-levesque-powerful-force-behind-school-choice-florida Patricia Levesque runs two foundations created by former Florida Gov. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 12088 at http://wlrn.org Report Says Florida A National Leader In Charter School Growth — Another Says It’s Not Fast Enough http://wlrn.org/post/report-says-florida-national-leader-charter-school-growth-another-says-it-s-not-fast-enough <p></p><p>The number of charter schools operating in the United States has surpassed 6,000 for the first time, according to the <a href="http://www.publiccharters.org/">National Alliance for Public Charter Schools</a>.</p><p>Charters are now serving a record 2.3 million students based on estimates from the current school year. But a <a href="http://centerforschooloptions.org/">pro-choice non-profit</a> says Florida school districts are preventing more charters from opening.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan & John O'Connor 7780 at http://wlrn.org Report Says Florida A National Leader In Charter School Growth — Another Says It’s Not Fast Enough Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Shot On School Bus In Homestead http://wlrn.org/post/thirteen-year-old-girl-dies-after-being-shot-school-bus-homestead <p></p><p></p><p>Gunfire on a&nbsp; charter school bus in Homestead this morning has taken the life of a 13-year-old girl. Police said the shooter was another student who &nbsp;is now in custody. <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/20/3106129/student-shot-on-school-bus-in.html">Local10 News</a> reported the death a few hours after the shooting:&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:25:30 +0000 Ashley Lopez 5034 at http://wlrn.org