Funding. Gov. Rick Scott will seek “record” per-pupil education funding is his proposed budget for next year. Associated Press. Palm Beach Post. Tampa Tribune. Times/Herald. Gradebook. Reactions on Saint Petersblog.
Magnet schools. Broward plans an overhaul of struggling magnet programs. Sun-Sentinel.
School choice. Private school choice programs aren’t “legitimate” because they haven’t been given a go-ahead by the courts, Julie Delegal argues in Context Florida. Manatee schools put on a school choice expo to inform parents about district options. Bradenton Herald. Duval schools plan new choice programs and rezoning. Florida Times-Union.
Private schools. Three parents sue a Volusia Christian school over its handling of a child molestation case. Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Class size. Lake schools face a controversy over a $1.2 million class-size penalty. Orlando Sentinel.
Common Core. A new textbook debate may be brewing in Collier. Naples Daily News.
Campaigns. A failed Clay school board candidate admits she made false accusations against a local nonprofit. Florida Times-Union.
Cultural exchange. A Broward school forms a partnership with China. Sun-Sentinel.
Superintendents. Pasco’s Browning won’t say if he’ll seek another term. Gradebook.
Growth. South Florida retirees protest a new school near their community. Sun-Sentinel.
Teach for America. The Orlando Sentinel answers questions about its expansion in Central Florida.
STEM. Should students preparing for health-related careers be taking physics? Bridge to Tomorrow.
Administration. A Manatee official who threatened to sue the school board is put on paid leave amid an investigation. Bradenton Herald.