Superintendents. It’s not elected-vs-appointed that matters; it’s the quality of leadership, state Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, writes in the Pensacola News-Journal. Palm Beach school board members are incensed that their superintendent is job-hunting in nearby districts. Palm Beach Post. Duval Superintedent Nikolai Vitti gives the school board his self-evaluation. Florida Times-Union. Volusia’s superintendent is expected to resign tonight. Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Testing. Florida students cannot legally opt out of standardized testing. Orlando Sentinel.
School recognition. Marion schools receive their share of state school recognition funding. Ocala Star-Banner.
PLSAs. Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts helped a fifth grader with special needs achieve independence, his mother writes on the EdFly. The program is administered by organizations like Step Up For Students, which co-hosts this blog and employs the author of this post.
Rankings. Okaloosa schools rate highly in new school rankings. Northwest Florida Daily News.
Class size. Palm Beach schools face a six-figure class-size penalty. Sun-Sentinel.
Teacher conduct. A private school teacher is sentenced to hundreds of years of jail time in a child porn case. Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Student health. Hillsborough high school students are being tested for tuberculosis. Tampa Tribune.