Florida roundup: School choice, budgets, teacher pay and more

Travis Pillow

florida-roundup-logoSchool choice. School choice can empower educators, Doug Tuthill writes in Education Week. He is the president of Step Up For Students, which co-hosts this blog and employs the author of this post.

Charter schools. A new debate will track who runs charters. StateImpact.

Testing. The St. Johns school district cuts back on district assessments. St. Augustine Record.

Budgets. The Hillsborough school district has been plugging its budget with reserves, drawing concerns from credit ratings agencies. Tampa Bay Times. Tampa Tribune. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune highlights recent funding cuts to a program for adults with disabilities.

Teacher pay. The Santa Rosa school district and its union remain deadlocked over raises. Pensacola News-Journal.

Campaigns. Leon County Schools Superintendent Jackie Pons kicks off a contest re-election bid. Tallahassee Democrat.

Entrepreneurship. Collier high schools will offer business classes. Naples Daily News.

Technology. Comcast offers low-cost broadband service to low-income students. Palm Beach Post.

Administration. Palm Beach reshuffles principals. Sun-Sentinel.

Discipline. Duval schools step up consequences for fighting. Florida Times-Union.

Back to school. A sales tax holiday starts Friday. Orlando Sentinel. A Manatee summer program draws to a close. Bradenton Herald. National Night Out events focus on crime prevention and the start of school. Gainesville Sun.

Traffic. Broward officials move to improve the flow outside an elementary school. Sun-Sentinel.

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