Florida roundup: Charter schools, elections, turnarounds and more

Travis Pillow

florida-roundup-logoAccountability. Miami-Dade’s superintendent lays out his concerns. Gradebook. The Florida Department of Education responds. Gradebook. Gainesville legislators say the system needs a revamp. Gainesville Sun.

Private schools. Local government officials sign off on a new facility for a Bradenton Christian school. Bradenton Herald.

Charter schools. Clay County debates another application. Clay Today.

Magnet schools. Students at an Alachua arts magnet show their skills. Gainesville Sun.

STEM. An Episcopal school student sets a record with a Rubik’s cube robot. Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Turnarounds. A principal autonomy program could provide a path to a new form of state takeovers. Politico Florida.

Funding. Record high for Florida public schools? PolitiFact.

Expulsions. Parents and civil rights leaders question the expulsion of black high school football players over horseplay. Pensacola News-Journal.

Campaigns. A Leon County administrator will resign his position to run for superintendent. Tallahassee Democrat. A rival and city commissioner may also be affected by Florida’s “resign-to-run” law. Tallahassee Democrat.

Curriculum. Students sound off on the Hillsborough district’s curriculum, potentially sparking changes. Tampa Bay Times.

School choice. A school choice group praises legislative leaders for their work on special needs issues. Sunshine State News.

Back on track. A Hillsborough academy targets struggling middle schoolers. Tampa Bay Times.

History. An old high school is set to be demolished. Florida Today.

Employee conduct. A baseball coach is fired for sending an explicit video to players. Miami Herald.

RIP. A longtime Miami-Dade high school teacher dies. Miami Herald.

Spanish. Most Floridians favor requiring the language in schools, but Ocala residents disagree. Ocala Star-Banner.

Safety. Officials discuss bus stops. Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Leadership. Lake is set to evaluate its superintendent. Daily Commercial. Lee leaders set goals. Fort Myers News-Press.

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