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On the Providing Choice podcast we feature interviews with Educators, parents, leaders, legislators and students on best practices, student achievement and provide news and initiatives about the Charter School movement in Florida. This podcast is from The Florida Charter School Alliance, a non-profit charter school support and advocacy organization. Our mission is to increase student achievement and meet the demand for parental choice by assisting high quality public charter schools in Florida.

Providing Choice: A Florida Charter School Alliance Podcast Lynn Norman-Teck

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On the Providing Choice podcast we feature interviews with Educators, parents, leaders, legislators and students on best practices, student achievement and provide news and initiatives about the Charter School movement in Florida. This podcast is from The Florida Charter School Alliance, a non-profit charter school support and advocacy organization. Our mission is to increase student achievement and meet the demand for parental choice by assisting high quality public charter schools in Florida.

    Meet Andy Salazar, Outstanding Graduate of EdVenture Chater School

    Meet Andy Salazar, Outstanding Graduate of EdVenture Chater School

    Andy Hernandez Salazar, Jr just graduated from EdVenture Charter School in Palm Beach County, an ESE Center High School for students who struggle to make progress in a traditional school setting.

    We spoke with Andy about his experience at EdVenture Charter School, his desire to help others, and plans for the future. He recently earned a Serv Safe Food Handler certification and plans to attend Palm Beach State College.

    A straight A student with a 4.0 GPS, Andy voluntarily arrives at school early each morning to assist the kitchen staff with prep and set up and checks in on classmates throughout the day. "I take care of every student like they're part of my family. When he is not at school -- which he calls his second home. When not at school, Andy participates in a bowling league and cares for his many pets.

    "In the short time that Andy has been at EVCS he has encountered several unfortunate life experiences, including the sudden death of his mother. With all that life has thrown his way, Andy never allowed his negative experiences to derail him. Andy is a bright light at EVCS his resiliency is inspiring," says Barbara Fitz, Executive Director, EVCS.

    On this episode of Providing Choice, meet Andy
    https://www.edventurecharter.org/
    #CharterGrad
    #Classof2022

    • 11 min
    Celebrate National Charter Schools Week w Charter School alumni Yenesis Alvarez & Stephanie Consuegra

    Celebrate National Charter Schools Week w Charter School alumni Yenesis Alvarez & Stephanie Consuegra

    Celebrating National Charter Schools Week, 
    FCSA Executive Director Lynn Norman-Teck talks to Charter School alumni  Yenesis Alvarez & Stephanie Consuegra about their experiences in college and how their Charter High School experience at Mater High prepared them for higher learning.  #NationalCharterSchoolsWeek #CharterLove #CharterSchoolsWeek #parentpower #floridacharterschoolalliance #FCSA #MaterAcademy #MaterMiddleandHigh
     

    The voice of the charter school movement, the Florida Charter School Alliance (FCSA) is non-profit, member-driven organization. Our mission is to improve student achievement, teacher quality, and promote parental choice by advocating for, supporting, defending, and collaborating with public charter schools.
    Our member schools serve approximately 58% of the charter school student population in Florida and run the gamut of choice educational programs – ranging from urban to rural campuses, from programs specializing in exceptional students or drop-off prevention to unique classical curriculum, and college-prep programs in high-need areas. Yet all our member schools have a common thread – a steadfast commitment to raising the bar on public education and providing a quality education option to the children and communities they serve.
    There are more than 341,900 public charter school students in Florida. If Florida charter schools were a district, it would be the 2nd largest school district in the state. #FloridaCharterSchoolAlliance
    #FCSA
    www.flcharteralliance.org

    • 37 min
    Ladies Who Lead with the Students of SLAM! North

    Ladies Who Lead with the Students of SLAM! North

     North Miami Beach Commissioner Daniela Jean invited students from SLAM North to a “Ladies who lead” breakfast recently where local politicians discussed the importance of public service.  On this episode, three SLAM North students talk about the event and how it impacted and inspired them.
    The voice of the charter school movement, the Florida Charter School Alliance (FCSA) is non-profit, member-driven organization. Our mission is to improve student achievement, teacher quality, and promote parental choice by advocating for, supporting, defending, and collaborating with public charter schools.
     
    Our member schools serve approximately 58% of the charter school student population in Florida and run the gamut of choice educational programs – ranging from urban to rural campuses, from programs specializing in exceptional students or drop-off prevention to unique classical curriculum, and college-prep programs in high-need areas. Yet all our member schools have a common thread – a steadfast commitment to raising the bar on public education and providing a quality education option to the children and communities they serve.
     
    There are more than 341,900 public charter school students in Florida. If Florida charter schools were a district, it would be the 2nd largest school district in the state.
     
    www.flcharteralliance.org

     
     

    • 24 min
    Dr. Leonard Jacobskind, of Nova Southeastern University

    Dr. Leonard Jacobskind, of Nova Southeastern University

    On this episode, we spoke Dr. Leonard Jacobskind, Director of Graduate Admissions at Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice. Their program provide opportunities for teachers to further their education, become more knowledgeable in a subject area for their students, and those that may be looking for leadership positions. Plus…FCSA member school teachers and admin may qualify for a 20% tuition scholarship. www.education.nova.edu
     
    The voice of the charter school movement, the Florida Charter School Alliance (FCSA) is non-profit, member-driven organization. Our mission is to improve student achievement, teacher quality, and promote parental choice by advocating for, supporting, defending, and collaborating with public charter schools.
     
    Our member schools serve approximately 58% of the charter school student population in Florida and run the gamut of choice educational programs – ranging from urban to rural campuses, from programs specializing in exceptional students or drop-off prevention to unique classical curriculum, and college-prep programs in high-need areas. Yet all our member schools have a common thread – a steadfast commitment to raising the bar on public education and providing a quality education option to the children and communities they serve.
     
    There are more than 341,900 public charter school students in Florida. If Florida charter schools were a district, it would be the 2nd largest school district in the state.
     
    www.flcharteralliance.org

     

    • 26 min
    Karla Rodriguez and Paola Espinosa of National Blue Ribbon winning AcadeMir Charter School

    Karla Rodriguez and Paola Espinosa of National Blue Ribbon winning AcadeMir Charter School

    On this episode of Providing Choice, we had a great conversation with Karla Rodriguez, Principal, and Paola Espinosa, Assistant Principal, at AcadeMir Charter School in Miami Dade County. We spoke about their National Blue Ribbon Award, building a great relationship with parents, and lessons learned during the pandemic.
    #CharterSchools #Education #FloridaCharterSchools
    Hosted by the FCSA's Lynn Norman-Teck, Providing Choice is a Florida Charter School Alliance podcast. Episodes highlight charter school leaders, educators, governing board members, stakeholders, prospective founders, students and parents, to provide a better understanding of the Charter School movement in Florida.
    The Florida Alliance is a non-profit charter school support and advocacy organization. Our mission is to increase student achievement and meet the demand for parental choice by assisting high quality public charter schools in Florida. Visit our website at flcharteralliance.org
    Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/FLcharter
    Follow/Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Choice.FCSA

    • 19 min
    Discussing the Districts and Charter Collaborative with Raphael Arza

    Discussing the Districts and Charter Collaborative with Raphael Arza

    In September 2021, the Florida Charter School Alliance – in partnership with the Florida Department of Education – launched the District/Charter Collaborative. The first initiative of its kind in Florida, the Collaborative brings together district and charter school educational leaders to share best practices.
    We spoke with Raphael Arza, who is coordinating the District and Charter Collaborative with the Florida Charter School Alliance in partnership with the Florida Department of Education. Please have a listen and for more just click on the link below.
    https://flcharterschool.org/several-district-charter-collaboration-meetings-scheduled-for-september-2021/
     
    Hosted by the FCSA's Lynn Norman-Teck, Providing Choice is a Florida Charter School Alliance podcast. Episodes highlight charter school leaders, educators, governing board members, stakeholders, prospective founders, students and parents, to provide a better understanding of the Charter School movement in Florida.
    The Florida Alliance is a non-profit charter school support and advocacy organization. Our mission is to increase student achievement and meet the demand for parental choice by assisting high quality public charter schools in Florida. Visit our website at flcharteralliance.org

    Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/FLcharter

    Follow/Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Choice.FCSA
     

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