Personal learning accounts. The new scholarship option will help special needs children, a parent writes in the Orlando Sentinel. A Florida Channel news brief covers the opening of applications for the scholarship accounts, as well as the recently announced lawsuit challenging SB 850.
Charter schools. A rural charter in Franklin County makes another A in the latest round of school grades. The Times. The application for a charter school at MacDill Air Force Base will be re-submitted, a Charter Schools USA executive writes in the Tampa Tribune, which adds coverage here. Another CUSA official writes in the Orlando Sentinel that improving school grades show charter schools can succeed.
Campaigns. Charter school funding comes up in a forum for Palm Beach County school board candidates. Palm Beach Post. An Orange County group backs a pending sales tax referendum that would fund facilities. Orlando Sentinel. School board candidates in Sarasota debate their district’s tax referendum. Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
Open enrollment. The Marion County school board unanimously backs district-wide open enrollment. Ocala Star-Banner.
Advanced Placement. Scores are up in Hernando. Tampa Bay Times.
Enrollment. A historic Orlando high school struggles to attract students. Orlando Sentinel.