Charter schools. Supporters are trying a different approach this year to securing facilities funding for charter schools, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Lawmakers split along party lines on a charter schools bill, reports StateImpact Florida. A new charter schools network is eyeing the site of a former fundamental middle school in Pinellas, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Parents say Polk district officials aren’t telling students at a district middle school that they’re eligible to attend a charter high school in Lake Wales, reports the Winter Haven News Chief. An educator returns to his roots in Cocoa to start a charter school, writes Florida Today columnist Matt Reed. The Bay County school district is reviewing a troubled charter school’s finances, reports the Panama City News Herald.
Magnet schools. A magnet in Flagler aims to help student who “aren’t clicking in mainstream schools.” Daytona Beach News Journal.
Parent trigger. Palm Beach Post: “The goal isn’t to improve schools, it’s to improve the bottom line for for-profit charters.”
Parents. Parents of two students assaulted at a Pinellas school for disabled students are planning to sue, reports the Tampa Bay Times. A small group protests alleged bullying by administrators at a Deerfield Beach elementary school, reports the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Continue Reading →