Florida roundup: Charter schools, magnets, superintendents and more

Growth. Could charter schools help Hillsborough school officials deal with an enrollment boom? Tampa Bay Times.

Schools of Hope. The state Senate proposes a counter-offer to the House’s ambitious charter school legislation — one that prioritizes traditional schools. Times/Herald. redefinED.

Superintendents. Duval County schools chief Nikolai Vitti is chosen to lead public schools in Detroit. Chalkbeat. Florida Times-Union. Detroit Free Press. Hillsborough’s Jeff Eakins talks with Gradebook. Alachua County picks finalists to fill its leadership post. Gainesville Sun.

Magnet schools. The Tampa Bay Times breaks down Pinellas County’s most sought-after magnet programs.

Civil rights lawsuit. More immigrant children join a legal battle with the Collier County school district, which they say prevented them from enrolling in high schools. Naples Daily News.

Letter grades. No more D’s and F’s for Leon County’s youngest students. Tallahassee Democrat.

Recess. Legislation to mandate 20 minutes of playtime for youngsters may be hitting a wall in the Florida House. Times/Herald.

Impact fees. An advisory committee vets plans to raise developer fees in Pasco County. Gradebook.

Contract talks. A special magistrate sides with the Pasco school district in labor negotiations with teachers. Gradebook.

Early dismissal. Half days may be going by the wayside in Palm Beach. South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Textbook review. The Pasco school district makes its proposed social studies instructional materials public. Gradebook.

Eat your veggies. Manatee County celebrates farm-to-school week. Bradenton Herald.

Safety. A volleyball coach is charged with sexual assault. Daytona Beach News-Journal.

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