Tax credit scholarships. Don’t blame poor science instruction on choice, Michael McShane of the American Enterprise Institute writes. Tallahassee Democrat. An Orlando Weekly article rails against the program. The debate over its effect on ESOL students continues.
Facilities. Polk County schools officials claim they lose out in the latest deal over capital projects. Lakeland Ledger. Leon County schools officials are accused of steering no-bid contracts to political supporters. Tallahassee Democrat.
School grades. Accountability transition legislation is poised to pass the House. News Service of Florida.
Special needs. The death of a special needs student casts a long shadow over Hillsborough County schools. Tampa Tribune.
Teacher conduct. A Pinellas teacher will retire after facing allegations of inappropriate conduct with female students. Tampa Tribune.
At-risk students. Pinellas schools give out college scholarships. Tampa Tribune.