Virtual schools. The Tampa Tribune writes up legislative changes to digital education.
Charter schools. Several new charters in Jacksonville are moving into old buildings. Florida Times Union. Charter school enrollment in Pinellas is projected to climb 28 percent this fall. Tampa Bay Times (reprise of an earlier Gradebook blog post).
Magnet schools. Applications are still being taken for all of Hillsborough’s magnet programs except IB. Gradebook.
Career academies. Summer means internships for many of those enrolled in Brevard’s business academies. Florida Today.
Low-performing schools. Five of Pinellas’ toughest schools hope to begin getting traction this summer. Tampa Tribune. A former student at struggling Lacoochee Elementary in Pasco is now the principal. Tampa Bay Times.
Dual enrollment. Another story on the financial hit to districts from the Legislature’s decision to shift dual enrollment costs to them. TCPalm.com.
Teacher evaluations. Not a single teacher in the Palm Beach County School District is rated below effective. South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Teachers. A band teacher’s departure from Lake County for a higher-paying gig at a charter in Connecticut is a sign teachers will “seek communities where teachers are respected and education is a priority, and that description doesn’t fit either Lake County or Florida.” Lauren Ritchie. Continue Reading →