Understanding Career and Technical Education (CTE)

In this document, the Florida College Access Network breaks down what career and technical education is, how the programs work, and more. Click below to access the full document. Understanding Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Aerospace Center for Excellence Launches Partnership with PCPS

In 2015, the idea for the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) was born. It was not the first effort that the board of the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo had made to emphasize aviation education or the utility of aviation in the development of youth into adults, but it has the potential to be the […]

New educational opportunities coming to Polk County

From early childhood education to schools for underserved communities, here are the educational opportunities coming soon to the Lakeland + Polk areas that we’re watching. by Riley Delgado published August 30, 2023 New educational opportunities coming to Polk County – LALtoday (6amcity.com) School is already underway for Polk County Public Schools, but on Monday, Superintendent […]

Resource: Getting Serious About College and Career Readiness

by Matt Gandal With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, our country is entering a new chapter in education reform. After 15 years of work by states and school districts to raise standards, disaggregate data, and close gaps, the federal government is taking the foot off the gas and leaving even more decisions […]

Schools in Lakeland: A comprehensive guide

In this guide to schools in Lakeland, we’ll explain all the options, including charter schools, school choice, demographics, enrollment information, and more. Schools in Lakeland: A comprehensive guide – LALtoday (6amcity.com)

Tenoroc High Concludes First Year as a 3DE School

Shared by Superintendent Heid on Twitter on June 21, 2023 on Polk County Public Schools Shared by Superintendent Heid on Twitter today: “Great morning spending time with community leaders showcasing the 3DE program and students at Tenoroc High School. Listening to them share their stories about how the program has helped with attendance, engagement and […]

Navigating Universal School Choice

by Ben DeGrow published April 27, 2023 by ExcelinEd — Last month, the nation took notice as Florida fully opened the doors of education freedom to K-12 students in the Sunshine State by making all families eligible for an education scholarship account. On July 1, Florida is set to become the third state in the nation to launch an […]

So, What Does a School Board Do, Anyway?

by Team XQ Published on May 13, 2023 by XQ RETHINK TOGETHER — Looking for ways to spur high school transformation in your community? Getting involved with your local school board is a great place to start. At XQ, we see high school as the fulcrum for societal change. How students learn in high school […]