Florida – June 1, 2018 – The Florida Charter School Alliance (FCSA) will host a reception at the National Charter Schools Conference taking place in Austin, Texas on June 17-20. For the third consecutive year, the FCSA reception will present Florida Charter School Hero Awards to individuals who have helped students succeed and provided families with a quality choice education option.
The public charter school movement is more than 20 years old in the Sunshine State. It’s grown from just 5 schools in 1996-1997 to more than 650 today serving close to 300,000 students statewide. More importantly, charter schools have helped students make great academic gains and, in many cases, reduced the learned gap between minority and non-minority students. Charter school successes are driven by our movement’s dedicated teachers, principals, governing board member and stakeholders. At the reception, FCSA will honor some of Florida’s best charter school educators, principals and founders.
Award recipients were nominated by their peers. In selecting this year’s Florida Charter School Hero award recipients, the FCSA Award Committee considered the impact nominees have made to the students they serve and how they’ve positively impacted the charter school movement in our state.