Charter schools: Hillsborough County’s superintendent says she has reservations about Charter Schools USA’s proposal to operate a school on MacDill Air Force Base. Tampa Bay Times.
Dual enrollment: School district leaders plan to fight new dual enrollment legislation that calls for districts to pay for college courses their students take. They also say that the funding change discourages them from promoting dual-enrollment options. Tampa Bay Times.
State grades: Florida school superintendents are asking state leaders to revamp the state’s A through F school grading system — including eliminating the letter grades. StateImpact Florida.
PARCC: Florida gives up its role as the fiscal agent for the PARCC testing consortium to Maryland. Tampa Bay Times.
Graduation requirements: A new study says Florida’s “standard” high school diploma doesn’t meet the “college and career ready” benchmarks promised by Common Core and will leave students ill-prepared. Sun Sentinel.
Governor’s race: St. Johns County school superintendent Joseph Joyner withdraws his name from Gov. Scott’s short list of possible lieutenant governor candidates. The Buzz.