Charter schools. Democratic lawmakers have filed several bills to reign in problems that arise when charter schools close, reports Gradebook. Miami-Dade County planners reject a charter school’s proposal to grow on the site of a former private school, reports the Miami Herald.
School spending. Lawmakers should loosen the strings on impact fee money, writes the Ocala Star Banner.
Teacher evaluations. Seminole officials fear good teachers could lose their jobs under the new system, reports Orlando Sentinel. In southwest Florida, only four people sound off on the evals at a DOE meeting, reports the Naples Daily News.
Teacher pay. Seminole teachers ask for more. SchoolZone.
Broad Prize. A Broad Prize site-visit team suggests Orange County could soon be in the running. Orlando Sentinel.
Education summit. Jacksonville is holding its first today. Florida Times Union.
FCAT. Collier district official bemoan the timing of the FCAT given recent tragedies involving Immokalee High students. Fort Myers News Press.