Florida roundup: Charter schools, testing, teachers unions and more

Charter schools. More could be closing in Broward. South Florida Sun Sentinel. Miami Herald.

florida-roundup-logoTax credit scholarships. Did top Step Up For Students officials need to register as lobbyists? Times/Herald. (Step Up co-hosts this blog.)

Testing. Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart picks AIR to develop the new wave of tests tied to Common Core. News Service of Florida. StateImpact Florida. Tampa Bay Times. Orlando Sentinel. Palm Beach Post. Associated Press. EdWeek. WFSU. Naples Daily News.

STEM. Manatee County schools focus on growing its science and math programs. Bradenton Herald.

Teacher unions. Allegations of inappropriate behavior with students dogs some candidates for union president in Pinellas. Tampa Bay Times.

Bullying. Polk Sheriff Grady Judd says parents need to be a bigger deterrent. The Ledger.

Budgets. Brevard parents hope to stave off school closures as money gets tight at the school district. Florida Today.

Textbooks. Lawmakers advance a bill that would remove the state from the textbook adoption process advances. Orlando Sentinel.