Florida roundup: Charter schools, facilities, growth and more

Travis Pillow

Charter schools. The state Board of Education denies waivers that would have allowed three struggling charter schools to remain open. Miami Herald. redefinED. Some Hillsborough charters boast significant improvements in their school grades. Gradebook. Pinellas schools officials say they don’t know which schools a some students affected by a charter snafu have chosen. Gradebook. The incident inspires a critical editorial in the Tampa Bay Times. A mother says her child was kicked out of a South Florida charter for failing to complete volunteer hours. WTVJ. West Palm Beach’s proposed municipal charter clears an early hurdle. Palm Beach Post.

florida-roundup-logoFacilities.  A Herando charter school starts the new year in its own building. Tampa Bay Times. An Okaloosa charter finds a new home. Northwest Florida Daily News.

Growth. Orange County could lead the state’s school districts in enrollment gains. Sentinel School Zone. Charters account for most of the public school enrollment growth in Pasco. Gradebook.

Textbooks. Some Hernando students start the new year without textbooks. Tampa Bay Times.

Back to school. The first day goes off without a hitch. Palm Beach Post. A Context Florida column uses the start of classes as an occasion to bash the state’s education policies.

Discipline. Civil citations help students avoid legal trouble. Tampa Tribune.

Immigrants. Florida schools prepare for large numbers of unaccompanied children. StateImpact.

Turnarounds. A struggling St. Petersburg school starts its new year. Tampa Tribune.

School boards. Gov. Rick Scott makes an appointment to the Seminole County School Board. Orlando Sentinel.

Superintendents. The clash over elected vs appointed continues in Clay County. Florida Times-Union.

Teacher conduct. A former Pinellas teacher is accused to having sex with a teenage student. Tampa Tribune. Mike Antonucci highlights a case from Duval.

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