Tax credit scholarships. The Senate introduces new language that would place new regulations on scholarship organizations, including Step Up for Students, which co-hosts this blog, in an effort to re-start negotiations with the House. News Service of Florida. Gradebook.
Charter schools. Supporters fend off hostile amendments to House legislation. Scripps/Tribune. Florida Current. Post on Politics. Florida is one of 11 states that require low-performing charters to shut down. EdWeek.
Testing. Florida’s next standardized assessment gets a test drive in Utah. Desert News, via StateImpact, which also looks at the movement of parents trying to opt their children out of standardized tests.
Teacher evaluations. The system is causing some districts to pare back electives, giving ammunition to opponents of education reform, Orlando Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab writes. An Orange County teacher says he’s “humiliated” by the new system. WKMG.
Administration. A Hernando County principal files an invasion of privacy lawsuit against the superintendent. Tampa Bay Times. A Manatee County administrator begins a state disciplinary hearing. Bradenton Herald.