Florida roundup: Lawsuits, school choice, Jeb Bush and more

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florida-roundup-logoLawsuits. A judge hears arguments in Florida’s tax credit scholarship lawsuit. Gradebook. Palm Beach Post. WTSP. Bay News 9. Associated Press. News Service of Florida. Capitol News Service. redefinED.

School choice. Florida students who don’t have much use for National School Choice Week scarves in a subtropical climate produce a video on ways to repurpose them. Sentinel School Zone.

Charter schools. A new charter school may be coming to Royal Palm Beach. Palm Beach Post.

Jeb Bush. Florida’s education-minded former governor is expected to draw a crowd in Tallahassee.  Orlando Sentinel. Saint Petersblog.

Private schools. A Christian school could soon occupy Flagler’s historic courthouse. Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Testing. Central Florida schools say they can handle computer-based tests but won’t have an easy time accommodating all their students. Orlando Sentinel.

Superintendents. Hillsborough learns a new district leader won’t come cheap. Tampa Bay Times.

Growth. Lee’s superintendent suggests portable classrooms may help accommodate students while the district waits to build a new school. Fort Myers News-Press. Naples Daily News.

School zones. Duval tweaks boundaries over some parents’ objections. Florida Times-Union.

STEM. Students respond to so-called STEAM programs that merge art with math and science. Lakeland Ledger. Gov. Rick Scott pitches STEM funding. Naples Daily News.

School boards. The Manatee school board will discuss a contract for legal fees for a board member in a legal dispute. Bradenton Herald.

Rankings. A website rates Florida schools. Bradenton Herald. Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Investigations. A Leon County administrator is under fire amid whistle-blower allegations and accusations he misused school funds and property. Tallahassee Democrat.

Awards. Alachua names its teacher of the year finalists. Gainesville Sun.