Florida schools roundup: Presidential politics, audits, testing and more

Travis Pillow

Presidential politics. Jeb Bush signalling he’s taking a potential presidential bid seriously has the education world buzzing. Education Week. Context FloridaTampa Bay Times.

florida-roundup-logoPrivate schools. An Episcopal school plans to expand in Manatee County. Bradenton Herald.

Audits. Leon County school board member express concerns about a state audit that turns up multiple issues. Tallahassee Democrat.

Administration. The Lake County School Board opts to stick with its current superintendent. Orlando Sentinel. Broward school board members  look to rein in salaries for district staff. Sun-Sentinel. A new superintendent announces a hiring freeze. Gainesville Sun. A Manatee school board member questions a district hire. Bradenton Herald.

Testing. The Pasco school board asks for testing reprieve. Tampa Tribune. The Collier school board hears from parents on testing. Naples Daily News.

Employee conduct. A Marion charter school administrator gets an 80-year prison sentence in a sex abuse case. Ocala Star-Banner. A South Florida teacher loses his license in the wake of an inappropriate relationship with a student. Sun-Sentinel. A school registrar admits to making child pornography. Tallahassee Democrat.

School boards. A former Broward school board member with a corruption conviction has a plea for freedom rejected. Sun-Sentinel.

Budgets. Broward schools set up an oversight committee for the use of bond proceeds. Sun-Sentinel. The Brevard school board finds savings by restructuring debt. Florida Today.

Caring. Students reach out to a classmate after learning she has a rare illness. Palm Beach Post.

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