Charter schools. A former teacher lodges a complaint about a Hillsborough charter school, alleging it does not use properly certified teachers. Tampa Bay Times.
School safety. Miami-Dade schools hope to tamp rumors that circulate among students with a new text-messaging system. Miami Herald.
Career academies. A Glades construction academy could become a reality thanks to a recent donation. Extra Credit.
Teacher quality. Duval schools prepare a new initiative to lure high-caliber teachers and administrators to high-need areas. Florida Times-Union.
Superintendents. Seminole County’s Walt Griffin gets a contract extension. Orlando Sentinel.
Common Core. A survey shows public opinion on the standards is split. Sunshine State News.
School days. Hernando schools consider six-period days to save money and give kids more time in each class. Tampa Bay Times.
Economic development. Palm Beach County schools and other officials are promoting their school system in an effort to lure new businesses into the area. South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Maintenance. A bell in front of a Manatee County elementary school gets a rare cleaning. Bradenton Herald.