Florida roundup: Scholarship accounts, Common Core, campaigns and more

Travis Pillow

Personal learning scholarship accounts. The Jewish Journal takes a detailed look at Florida’s newest option for special needs students.

florida roundup logoCharter schools. Some Orange County charters make substantial improvements in the latest round of school grades, while others struggle. Orlando Sentinel. Hillsborough district officials raise concerns about the budget impacts of students leaving for charters. Tampa Bay Times. Researchers study the impact high-performing charters can have on students’ health. Health News Florida.

Open enrollment. Less than half of Marion’s schools would have room for new students if its controlled open enrollment policy takes effect as expected. Ocala Star-Banner.

Private schools. A Volusia private school hosts a forum to reassure parents in the wake of a teacher’s arrest for child pornography. Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Dual enrollment. Volusia schools consider a partnership with Bethune-Cookman University. Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Common Core. StateImpact and The Hechinger Report reflect on a year of following the standards’ implementation.

Campaigns. Gov. Rick Scott talks STEM at a political event in Boca Raton. Palm Beach Post. More from StateImpact.

Testing. The state launches a long-awaited system to help districts develop assessments. Gradebook.

Administration. The Lee school board will investigate a principal’s resignation. Fort Myers News-Press.

Report cards. Osceola County students are still waiting on last school year’s final report cards. Orlando Sentinel.

Nutrition. A retrofitted school bus serves lunches to Manatee students in need. Bradenton Herald.

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