Magnet schools: A Polk County Recording Arts Academy has students creating music for everything from the homecoming dance to commercials. The Ledger.
Career Ed: Wakulla County high school students work toward an automotive service certification in a new career education program. Tallahassee Democrat.
Common Core: Senate President Don Gaetz on the new education standards: “You can’t dip them in milk and hold them over a candle and see the United Nations flag or Barack Obama’s face. They’re not some federal conspiracy.” Tampa Bay Times.
Early learning: A new report finds Florida children are not receiving an early start in developing their learning skills and will have a hard time catching up. Naples Daily News.
School spending: Palm Beach County school district money woes stall renovations at a historic West Palm Beach school building. Palm Beach Post.
School name: The advisory committee chairman of a Duval County high school named for a Confederate soldier doesn’t mind keeping the school’s name the same. Florida Times-Union.
Class size: A move by Brevard County School District officials to intentionally violate Florida’s class-size requirements meets with a mixed bag of contempt and support. Pensacola News-Journal. Continue Reading →