Tax credit scholarships. A vote to take up the House’s school choice bill fails, leaving the issue to the final day of Florida’s legislative session. Scripps/Tribune. Associated Press. RedefinED. It’s one of five bills that could shape the sessions final hours, Gary Fineout writes.
Whistle-blowers. A Leon County Schools administrator becomes a whistle-blower in an ongoing saga involving district construction contracts. Tallahassee Democrat. A Palm Beach County whistle-blower faced retaliation from the school district. Palm Beach Post.
Common Core. Supporters of the new standards tout their flexibility. Tampa Tribune.
Facilities. Broward schools consider an $800 million bond issue. Miami Herald.
Graduation. An FAU student could graduate before receiving her high school diploma. Sun-Sentinel.
Retention. Other countries have higher stakes than Florida’s third-grade retention policy. StateImpact.
Budgets. The Pasco school district looks to rebuild support staffs after years of cutbacks. Tampa Bay Times.