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