Dual enrollment. The Brevard school district prepares to scale back its program that allows high school students to earn college credit. Florida Today.
Private schools. The Miami Herald highlights private school valedictorians.
Administration. An administrator with a struggling Fort Lauderdale elementary school does battle with the district office. Sun-Sentinel. The Collier County superintendent receives a glowing evaluation, and a contract extension to boot. Naples Daily News.
Budgets. The Hernando County school board teams up with the county government to promote a sales tax referendum. Tampa Bay Times.
Books. Emails show an Escambia principal pulled a book from the summer reading program because it’s about “questioning authority.” Pensacola News-Journal.
Special needs. Manatee school officials look to reduce the number of minority students classified as having disabilities. Bradenton Herald. A bus assistant accused of slapping an autistic child resigns. Tampa Bay Times. Tampa Tribune.
Teacher evaluations. Alachua County teachers appeal a decision upholding Florida’s evaluation system. Gainesville Sun.
Accountability. Florida is one of several states making changes to its school accountability system amid the switch to new standards. EdWeek.
Middle school. The Duval school board looks for ways to improve middle school instruction. WJCT.
School safety. A Polk County climate survey finds bullying is a concern. Lakeland Ledger.
School boards. A Hernando assistant principal withdraws from a school board race. Tampa Bay Times.