Course choice. Florida students in K-12 and higher education could pick courses provided by entities outside the traditional public school system under bills filed Thursday by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg. SchoolZone.
Gifted academy. Orange school board members discuss the possibility of a K-8 gifted academy in the face of competition, including one parent’s call for a gifted charter school. SchoolZone.
Common Core. The language of key lawmakers and Education Commissioner Tony Bennett suggest an implementation delay is in the works. Gradebook.
Gays and lesbians. A Gay-Straight Alliance at Carver Middle School in Lake County could teach teens much-needed respect and tolerance, writes Orlando Sentinel columnist Lauren Ritchie.
Bullying. A girl’s beating at school is captured on video and put on facebook. Tampa Bay Times.
Early learning. News Service of Florida.
School calendar. SchoolZone.
Rezoning in Seminole. Orlando Sentinel.