Charter schools. Citing a lack of space with a building unfinished, a Pinellas charter turns away students and holds a new lottery days before school starts. Tampa Bay Times. A charter school opens in a former airport facility. Panama City News Herald. The Tampa Bay Times editorial board weighs in the Hillsborough charter school conflict.
School choice. Do private school choice programs obliterate public school enrollment? No, Matthew Ladner writes on Jay P. Greene’s Blog.
Career education. A Hernando aviation program hopes to attract more students. Tampa Bay Times.
Campaigns. Charlie Crist talks education on a statewide bus tour. Tampa Tribune. Naked Politics. WFTV. The Tampa Bay Times compares his positions with Democratic primary challenger Nan Rich. The Palm Beach PTA surveys school board candidates. Palm Beach Post. A crowded field vies for a Volusia school board seat. Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Retirement. Experienced Sarasota teachers are headed for the exits. Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
Back to school. Hundreds of first-year teachers gear up in Volusia. Daytona Beach News-Journal. Miami-Dade bus drivers prepare for the new year. Miami Herald. School staring means less crowded beaches in the Panhandle. Northwest Florida Daily News. Bay County teachers collaborate. Panama City News Herald.
Teacher conduct. A teacher who came to school drunk resigns. Tampa Tribune.