Charter schools. High-performing Plato Academy plans to expand in Pinellas. Tampa Bay Times. The district is moving to take over a foundering charter for at-risk students. Tampa Tribune. The Palm Beach Post rips Mavericks High School in an editorial.
Private schools. A new Christian school in Ocala hopes to grow in the upcoming year. Ocala Star-Banner.
Books. A parent’s complaint gets a novel pulled from a summer reading list. Tampa Bay Times.
Campaigns. Miami-Dade school board members rake in contributions despite facing little opposition. Miami Herald.
Superintendents. Pinellas’ chief gets his contract extended to 2020. Tampa Tribune.
Boundaries. Orange County approves a plan to redraw attendance boundaries for Jones High School. Orlando Sentinel.
Administration. The Okaloosa school district moves to standardize staff at all its schools. Northwest Florida Daily News. The Lee County school board approves a reorganization plan. Fort Myers News-Press. The Orange County school system is wasting money hiring class-size officers, an Orlando Sentinel columnist argues. Hillsborough schools get new principals. Tampa Tribune.
Vals and Sals. Broward schools keep their honorary titles. Sun-Sentinel.