Florida roundup: CAPE, Common Core, magnet schools and more

Tax credit scholarships. Students with higher incomes can now qualify for partial scholarships through Florida’s program, but how does that compare nationally? EdWeek. More on the Legislation from the South Florida Times. GTN News.

florida-roundup-logoCommon Core. Parents sound off on the standards in Hillsborough. Tampa Tribune.

Facilities. Two Broward charter schools can stay open after providing the district certificates of occupancy for their buildings. Sun-Sentinel. The Hernando school board votes to patch a leaky roof. Tampa Bay Times.

Magnet schools. The Palm Beach County school district reopens applications for an art and music program. Palm Beach Post.

Career education. Outgoing Senate President Don Gaetz laments that his hometown school district, where CAPE initiatives were born, has slipped to the “middle of the pack” in issuing industry certificates. Northwest Florida Daily News.

Summer. A new Hillsborough program helps students who fall behind catch up to their peers. Tampa Tribune. The Pinellas Summer Bridge program is aimed at helping struggling students avoid learning loss while school’s out. Tampa Bay Times.

Transportation. The Bay County schools superintendent learns a “valuable lesson in securing our buses” after one is stolen by a 12-year-old. Panama City News Herald.

Employee conduct. A teacher is suspended after being accused of improperly restraining a special needs student. Fort Myers News-Press. An assistant principal acquitted for failing to report child abuse fights for his job. Bradenton Herald.

Unions. The Sun-Sentinel writes up the lawsuit in the Palm Beach teachers union election.

Graduation. Some Pasco students won’t have DVDs of their high school graduation. Tampa Bay Times.