Private schools: A Miami-Dade family operated private school hires its first non-family school leader. Miami Herald. A Orlando private school threatens to expel a student if she doesn’t cut and shape her hair. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Charter schools: Lake Wales charter students spend their vacation delivering hot meals to shut-ins, giving out free car washes to passers-by and taking holiday food boxes to those in need. The Ledger.
Grad standards: Sen. Education Committee Chairman John Legg sees graduation standards as the panel’s top priority. The Florida Current.
Single gender: Two Miami-Dade lawmakers have filed legislation that would encourage Florida school districts to try gender-specific classrooms. The Buzz.
Teachers: Pasco County School District officials consider a transfer window to help get quality teachers into the system. Tampa Bay Times.
Bus service: Broward’s school transportation department is finally on the road to improvement after being blasted for disastrous service and bloated overtime payments. Sun Sentinel.