Charter schools. The Orlando Science School, a STEM-focused charter school, is expanding to Seminole County with a long waiting list. WKMG. An investigation finds a charter school repaying money it never borrowed. Palm Beach Post.
Teachers unions. Broward’s ex-union leader faces new federal fraud charges. South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Testing. The Lee school board may launch an independent investigation of its superintendent over GED test administration. Fort Myers News-Press.
Censorship. Controversy erupts after a summer reading assignment is pulled. Tallahassee Democrat.
Budgets. The Gradebook breaks down Hillsborough’s history of tapping budget reserves. Former superintendent MaryEllen Elia answers critics of her fiscal management in the Tampa Tribune. More here.
Special needs. Flagler County schools grapple with the loss of funding for adults with disabilities. Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Reading. Sarasota and Manatee Counties make progress in a bid to get students reading on grade level, a Sarasota Herald-Tribune columnist writes.
Uniforms. They may be up for discussion in Volusia. Daytona Beach News-Journal.
College readiness. A new Collier program aims to push more middle school students toward college. Naples Daily News.
Start times. Which schools actually allow teens to get enough sleep? Palm Beach Post.
Dress codes. Hillsborough may tighten rules. Tampa Tribune.
Discipline. Two Manatee students face expulsion in a rare case. Bradenton Herald.
Fitness. Collier County tries to recruit schools to take part in a healthy choices initiative. Naples Daily News.
Security. The League of Women Voters will run point against guns-on-campus legislation. Florida Times-Union.