Lawsuits. Families with children receiving tax credit scholarships look to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the program. Gradebook. Sentinel School Zone. redefinED. The program is administered by scholarship funding organizations like Step Up For Students, which co-hosts this blog.
Charter schools. Florida may be moving into uncharted territory with a new effort to stoke collaboration among charter schools and school districts. Education Week. Local officials and homeowners association members raise questions about a planned charter school in the flight path of an airport. Florida Times-Union. The Polk school board rejects a series of charter applications. Lakeland Ledger.
Budgets. Pinellas schools bring in substitute teachers en masse to help comply with class-size rules during enrollment counts. Tampa Bay Times. The Brevard school board approves a list of schools it would close if a tax referendum fails. Florida Today.
Pay raises. School boards around the state take steps toward teacher pay raises. Bradenton Herald. Pensacola News-Journal. Tampa Tribune. Tampa Bay Times. Hillsborough school district employees may also be in line for raises. Tampa Tribune.
Campaigns. The National Education Association puts money behind grassroots political efforts in Florida and other states. Education Intelligence Agency. A Clay County voter survey spurs a bitter lawsuit from a school board candidate. Florida Times-Union. A ballot glitch snares a Palm Beach school board candidate. Palm Beach Post.