Magnet schools. The Palm Beach district is speeding up its annual lottery process. Palm Beach Post.
Single-gender schools. The Palm Beach district finds a new home for an all-boys academy. Palm Beach Post.
School choice. Orange will allow students at overcrowded schools to transfer to less-crowded schools. Orlando Sentinel. Okaloosa is ending a horticulture program at one of its high school in part because of lack of interest. Northwest Florida Daily News.
Dual enrollment. The Bradenton Herald writes up the potential effect on Manatee of the Legislature’s cost shift to districts.
NAEP. Scores for older students remain at the same level they were 40 years ago, but achievement is trending up for younger, minority students. Associated Press.
Science. The vast majority of commenters during a review period want Florida to adopt Next Generation Science Standards. Orlando Sentinel.
Jeb Bush. His Foundation for Florida’s Future issues its annual legislative report card.
Superintendents. Brevard’s Brian Binggeli gets a positive eval and an offer of a three-year contact. Florida Today.