Florida roundup: Advanced placement, advocacy, acceleration and more

Travis Pillow

Advanced Placement. More Pasco students are taking AP classes, and their performance is improving. Gradebook.

florida-roundup-logoAdvocacy. StudentsFirst is winding down in a total of five states. Education Week.

Acceleration. State Sen. John Legg talks up the benefits of collegiate high schools in the Lakeland Ledger.

Testing. A Collier County teacher is fired, accused of helping students cheat. Naples Daily News. An Orange County elementary school student strings together a series of perfect FCATs. Orlando Sentinel.

Tax credit scholarships. The St. Augustine Record corrects falsehoods printed in a recent guest column.

Safety. A private school teacher is arrested for child pornography. Daytona Beach News-Journal. The Okaloosa school board votes to put resource deputies in all schools. Northwest Florida Daily News.

Administration. A Lee County principal resigns amid turmoil. Fort Myers News-Press. The principal at a struggling Collier County school is moving on. Naples Daily News. Manatee schools train administrators in data-driven decision making. Bradenton Herald.

Improvement. Administrators from North and Central Florida convene in Marion County to talk school improvement. Gainesville Sun.

Conduct. Schools will need to update their disciplinary policies to comport with new changes to zero tolerance rules. Gradebook.

RaceStateImpact talks to students about the state’s goals to bring all students to 100 percent proficiency, which are often interpreted as setting “race-based” targets.

Audits. The Manatee County district weighs the future of a YMCA-run technical school flagged for management problems. Sarasota Herald-Tribune. The Manatee school district refines its audit plan. Bradenton Herald.

Back to school. South Floridians try to round up supplies for students in need. Sun-Sentinel.

Top scholars. A new program aims to keep National Merit Scholars in Florida. WFSU.

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