Florida Virtual School

State education officials continue to consider changes to the operations of Florida Virtual School, which has faced a number of problems, including questionable spending and a wide-ranging data breach.

Report: Florida Virtual School Needs New Board

Nov 3, 2019

A new, independent board of directors, inspector general and ethics standards are needed for the scandal-plagued Florida Virtual School, according to a new report from the state’s Department of Education.

School choice is a priority for the education advisory committee Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis has convened to help shape his policy goals.

The panel met for a second time in Tallahassee Friday.

Related: DeSantis Transition Team Discusses Concerns About Teacher Pay, K-12 Funding 

This week on Florida Matters we debate the pros and cons of online learning in high school with a panel of experts and with comments our listeners submitted about their experience with virtual education.

Student taking notes.

All public high school students in the state of Florida are required to take at least one course that primarily involves online learning in order to graduate. But some critics say it's not a good fit for every student.

Florida Matters Wants To Hear From You

Feb 23, 2018

We're going to be discussing the pros and cons of online learning on an upcoming Florida Matters -- and we'd like to hear from you!

Computer Coding Proposal Ready For Senate Vote

Feb 26, 2016
NPR- State Impact

The Senate is poised to vote on a bill that would allow high-school students to take computer-coding courses to satisfy two credits of foreign-language requirements.