Florida roundup: Charter schools, back to school, teachers and more

Travis Pillow

florida-roundup-logoCharter schools. A charter school advocate rings the alarm on facilities funding. Gradebook. WFSU. redefinED.

Home schooling. The Alachua school district creates a task force to review its policies. Gainesville Sun.

Uniforms. Miami-Dade prepares a plan to take advantage of a new state incentive program. Miami Herald.

Back to school. Hillsborough’s new superintendent fires up teachers during a pre-school-year rally. Gradebook. School supply drives help needy students prepare. Bradenton Herald.

Teacher quality. This is the last year of a Gates-backed grant program to provide teacher mentors in Hillsborough. Tampa Tribune. A teacher bonus plan is panned. Highlands Today. Incentive programs should be based on research, a state Board of Education member says. Gradebook.

Unions. Duval Head Start employees vote to unionize. Florida Times-Union.

Campaigns. A candidate enters the ring for Lee County School Board. Fort Myers News-Press.

Security. Palm Beach schools tighten requirements to enter their buildings. Sun-Sentinel.

Report cards. Collier aims to streamline its report cards. Naples Daily News.

Administration. Pinellas and Palm Beach schools get new principals. Tampa Bay Times. Palm Beach Post.

Plagiarism. The Palm Beach Post looks at district investigation records from a principal’s recent case. Palm Beach Post.

Real estate. Pasco school board members agree to a land sale. Tampa Bay Times.

Special needs. Bus drivers in Pasco will get more information on special needs students. Gradebook.

Awards. A middle school piano teacher may be recognized by the Grammy foundation. Sun-Sentinel.

Legal fees. A school board member wants reimbursement for defending himself in court. Bradenton Herald.

Facilities. Leon County breaks ground on a middle school expansion. Tallahassee Democrat.

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