Florida roundup: Class size, innovation, facilities and more

Travis Pillow

florida-roundup-logoClass size. A key lawmaker wants to examine school districts’ use of a choice loophole in the state’s class size law. Tampa Bay Times. Sentinel School ZoneredefinED.

Digital learning. EdTech magazine spotlights Miami-Dade in its look at districts with innovative practices.

Facilities. The head of a troubled Houston school facilities department may be in line for a Broward job. Sun-Sentinel.

School grades. Pasco’s superintendent wants them suspended this year. Gradebook.

Community schools. A Leon County project faces hiccups. Tallahassee Democrat.

Administration. A principal who mishandled a threat is suspended. Tampa Bay Times. Palm Beach schools might spend hundreds of thousands on a consultant’s deep dive into the district. Palm Beach Post.

Immigration. A Guatemalan teen wins the right to attend a Palm Beach high school. Sun-Sentinel.

Homelessness. A Tampa school caters to homeless youth. Tampa Tribune.

Disasters. The Palm Beach Post recalls Hurricane Wilma’s impact on South Florida schools.

Safety. Firefighters get training in school bus rescues. Daytona Beach News-Journal.

STEM. Gov. Rick Scott wants to create a teacher residency program. Sun-Sentinel.

Impact fees. Sarasota’s school board may reinstate them. Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

School choice. Palm Beach County prepares its choice expo. Palm Beach Post.

Parent involvement. Marion prepares to debut a new online access portal. Ocala Star-Banner. Alachua plans to launch a parent academy. Gainesville Sun.

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