Testing. FCAT continues, with technological glitches addressed. Tampa Bay Times. Sun-Sentinel. Associated Press. WFSU. Florida Times-Union. Testing conflicts with take-your kid-to-work-day. Tampa Tribune. Parent complaints prompt a school to stop serving kids Mountain Dew before testing. Florida Today.
Tax credit scholarships. A PTA mom writes in the Tampa Tribune that scholarships help increase opportunity. Highlands Today writes up the bill. The Palm Beach Post comes out against school choice legislation in an editorial that conflates proposed education savings accounts with McKay scholarships for students with disabilities.
Top schools. The Florida Times-Union looks at local high schools, many of them schools of choice, featured by U.S. News and World Report.
Career academies. An investigation continues into Okaloosa County’s veterinary program. Northwest Florida Daily News.
Prayer. A Seminole County investigation finds no evidence a girl was stopped from praying the cafeteria. Orlando Sentinel.
Early learning. Tougher oversight laws pass the House. Florida Times-Union.
Teacher conduct. A Polk County teacher faces 20 separate charges over allegations she has sex with a student. Lakeland Ledger. The House approves the “Stop Harassing Underage Teens Act.” Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Dress codes. Palm Beach County schools decide not to enact one for parents. Sun-Sentinel.
Teachers. The Palm Beach Post looks at local educators receiving honors.