Magnet schools. A Pasco magnet school principal tells students it’s OK to fail, as long as they learn from it. Tampa Bay Times. A Palm Beach magnet school celebrates its 25th anniversary. Sun-Sentinel.
Charter schools. A successful conversion charter elementary may grow into the middle grades. Bradenton Herald.
School choice. Tax credit scholarship recipient-turned-grad-student Denisha Merriweather writes in the Tampa Tribune that she’s living proof school choice can work. Step Up For Students, which co-hosts this blog and employs the author of this post, helps administer the program.
Failure factories. Pinellas schools officials are working to address problems in South St. Petersburg, and parental choice may be part of the answer, Superintendent Mike Grego writes in the Tampa Bay Times.
Weather. Hendry County closes schools Monday amid flooding concerns; other districts remain open. Fort Myers News-Press.
TFA. The organization’s new Orange County operation brings 18 recruits to schools. Orlando Sentinel.
STEM. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune profiles a teenage science whiz.