Campaigns. Collier County school board candidates express “general support for school choice” during a public forum that touches on charters and vouchers. Naples Daily News. An Okaloosa County School Board candidate campaigns on reversing a slide in school grades. Northwest Florida Daily News.
Special needs. Florida’s school choice legislation could spark efforts in other states to offer customized learning options to special needs students. Watchdog.org. A special needs advocate raises questions about the legislation. Gradebook. A new school aimed at exceptional students with start as a private school with hopes of becoming a charter. Winter Haven News Chief.
School climate. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports on parent and teacher surveys.
Teachers unions. One candidate files suit in a protracted union leadership election. Palm Beach Post.
Superintendents. Alachua County’s new schools chief signs his contract. Gainesville Sun.
Nutrition. Participation grows at a Marion summer meal program. Ocala Star-Banner.