Lawsuits. The Florida Education Association says it will drop one of its school choice lawsuits. Associated Press. News Service of Florida. Palm Beach Post. Saint Petersblog. Scripps/Tribune. Times/Herald. redefinED.
Rankings. A change in criteria sends Florida tumbling in Education Week‘s Quality Counts rankings. redefinED. Tampa Bay Times. Orlando Sentinel. Tampa Tribune. Palm Beach Post. Associated Press. Gradebook. StateImpact. WFSU. US News & World Report.
Charter schools. South Florida lawmakers file bills to restrict proposed new charter schools. Palm Beach Post.
School choice. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel publishes a rundown of different school options parents might consider.
Budgets. The Manatee County school system improves its credit rating. Bradenton Herald. The Marion County school district releases a preliminary spending plan for revenue from a recent tax referendum. Ocala Star-Banner.
Campaigns. Duval school board member Jason Fischer is already in the thick of a campaign for the state Legislature. Florida Times-Union.
STEM. South Florida students use a weather balloon to take photos from 90,000 feet in the air. Sun-Sentinel.
Technology. Central Florida teachers are told to take their classroom printers home. Orlando Sentinel.
Poverty. Student essays about escaping poverty and homelessness win a contest. Bradenton Herald.
Growth. The Haines City Commission approves new developments amid concerns about their impact on local schools. Winter Haven News Chief. Lee County could be getting a new high school. Fort Myers News-Press.
Student health. A Collier student is infected with tuberculosis. Fort Myers News-Press.
Teacher conduct. Sexual remarks might cost a Duval teacher’s aide his job. Florida Times-Union.