School grades: None of Broward County’s high schools received poor grades, and all but three received A’s or B’s. Sun Sentinel. Fewer Palm Beach County schools got A’s and B’s this year and more got D’s and F’s. Sun Sentinel. Miami-Dade schools received many A’s and no F’s. Miami Herald. For the first time since Florida started grading schools in 1999, no Polk high schools got a grade of D or F. The Ledger. High schools across Central Florida and the rest of the state earned more A’s and B’s this year than ever before. Orlando Sentinel. Space Coast high schools earn A’s and B’s. Florida Today. Among the 44 high schools on the First Coast, 33 received an A or B. Florida Times-Union. More high schools than ever — 240, or 48 percent — earned A grades, while the number of F-graded schools rose from 3 to 8. Tampa Bay Times. All 16 Pinellas County public high schools got A’s or B’s. The Tampa Tribune. Fourteen of Hillsborough’s traditional high schools earned the top grade, nine received B’s and four received C’s. The Tampa Tribune.
Urban assessments: New testing data shows Hillsborough County schools beat the performance of other large urban school districts in math and reading. Miami-Dade fourth grade readers outscored other large urban districts, but were on par in eighth grade reading and fourth and eighth grade math. StateImpact Florida.
Charter schools: Supporters of a charter school for MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa plan to appeal the Hillsborough school board’s decision to deny the proposal. redefinED.
Private schools: A Palm Beach Christian high school faces closure if organizers can’t solve a financial dilemma. Palm Beach Post.
Magnet schools: JetBlue Foundation awards Polk schools, including the Central Aerospace Academy, with a $25,000 grant. The Ledger.
School spending: Lake County School Board members approve a plan to redirect $21 million of district cash over the next three years to help struggling students and improve teaching programs. Orlando Sentinel.