Charter schools. The Pinellas school board will again consider whether to sell a vacant middle school building to a proposed charter school, reports Gradebook. A new charter school in Immokalee that will use blended learning is now enrolling students , reports the Naples Daily News.
Data. The Bradenton Herald editorial board: The data access bill by Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, won’t compromise student privacy.
School choice. Jewish educators and leaders lobby for expanded school choice in the Capitol. Lubavitch.com.
Teacher evals. State Impact Florida: “A new study says error rates for teacher evaluations based on student test scores is “quite high,” but that the evaluations may still be more accurate than traditional measures.”
Gays and lesbians. U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen files legislation to better protect gay and lesbian students from bullying, reports the Miami Herald. In support of the bill, a Leesburg eighth-grader tells reporters about being harassed, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Continue Reading →