Florida roundup: Virtual schools, accountability, facilities and more

Travis Pillow


Virtual schools. Enrollment declines at Pasco eSchool, amid possible tensions with Florida Virtual School. Gradebook.

Accountability. What will parents see on next year’s school report cards? Gradebook. What’s next for the scoring system on state assessments? Orlando Sentinel. Manatee’s superintendent will provide input on the new scoring system. Bradenton Herald.

Catholic schools. Florida schools prepare for a coming visit by the Pope. TC Palm.

Facilities. A Collier charter school hammers out an agreement on a possible permanent location. Naples Daily News.

Budgets. Tax rates may go down, though district collections go up. Orlando Sentinel. What’s the latest with Hillsborough’s budget? Gradebook.

National merit. The state Department of Education announces Florida semifinalists. Tallahassee Democrat.

STEM. Panhandle students win a national science award. Northwest Florida Daily News.

Administration. The Lee school board will begin a search for a new chief.  Naples Daily News.

Contracts. The Miami-Dade School Board approves a plan that would boost minority-owned businesses. Miami Herald.

Safety. A shooting leads to a lockdown in Collier. Naples Daily News.

Career education. Students take internships in Germany. Tampa Bay Times.

Transportation. Hillsborough debates busing issues. Gradebook.

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