Virtual school. Florida Virtual School recruits students for its new on-campus option. Orlando Sentinel. Pasco’s virtual school gave a high school senior the flexibility to learn how to fly planes. Tampa Bay Times.
Testing. The Florida Senate’s deliberations over testing issues are intensifying. Gradebook. A proposed limit on testing time might not lead to fewer assessments. StateImpact. It’s too early to say whether parents took part in an Orange County testing boycott. Sentinel School Zone.
Teaching. Pinellas teachers say they want more freedom to teach. Gradebook.
Rigor. A new college-prep program is coming to some Jacksonville middle schools. Florida Times-Union.
Community schools. A new K-8 community school could open in one of Tampa’s struggling neighborhoods. Tampa Bay Times.
Athletics. A Catholic school with a young but successful football program recruits a new coach. Ocala Star-Banner.