Charter schools. The Manatee County school district seeks detente with charters on transportation issues. Bradenton Herald.
Preschool. A new report looks at Florida’s preschool systems. Sentinel School Zone.
Teacher evaluations. Two new studies find fault with teacher evaluation systems similar to the one used in Florida. StateImpact.
Teacher quality. Pinellas County schools starts a new training program with St. Petersburg College. Tampa Bay Times.
Testing. Pasco schools may begin new tests for Kindergarten and first grade students. Tampa Tribune. A Collier County school board member complains of constant changes to the state’s standardized testing and grading systems. Naples Daily News.
Special needs. The Marion County School Board sides with a teacher accused of mistreating an autistic student. Ocala Star-Banner. Pinellas County schools plan to increase training for special education teachers. Tampa Bay Times. Tampa Tribune.
Teacher conduct. A P.E. teacher is accused of stealing money from student lockers. Daytona Beach News-Journal.
School days. Some Northwest Florida schools won’t have to make up days lost due to flooding. Northwest Florida Daily News.
Substitute teachers. The Polk County school district hopes to improve placement of substitutes. Lakeland Ledger.
School boards. A Manatee school board members avoids sanctions for controversial comments. Bradenton Herald.