Florida roundup: Hope scholarships, community schools and more

Travis Pillow

Hope Scholarships. Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Naples, says the school choice proposal is about issues bigger than bullying. Gradebook. Step Up For Students, which publishes this blog, would be among the organizations that could administer the proposed program.

Community schools. Two Palm Beach schools add on-site clinics. Sun-Sentinel.

Maria aftermath. Florida schools will help Puerto Rican students displaced by the hurricane earn diplomas from the schools they left. Orlando Sentinel.

Career education. Duval schools ramp up career and technology courses. Florida Times-Union. Miami-Dade students with special needs learn to run their own businesses. Miami Herald.

Teacher pay. State funding is key to possible raises, the Palm Beach district’s chief financial officer writes in the Palm Beach Post. Seminole County teachers reach an agreement with their district on raises. Orlando Sentinel.

Employee misconduct. An afterschool employee is arrested for molesting a young girl at a charter school. Naples Daily News. A former Polk Schools dean prepares for trial over a failure to report sexual abuse. Lakeland Ledger.

Coming together. Community groups in Manatee County think about ways they can work together to help children. Bradenton Herald.

Irma’s impact. Fifth graders who had been in the path of the hurricane write a book about the storm. Naples Daily News.

Student recognition. The Pasco school district picks its “Outstanding Senior.” Tampa Bay Times.

Remembrance. Educators speak fondly of a student killed in a car accident. Palm Beach Post.

Opioids. Teens are caught selling drugs at a St. Lucie high school. Palm Beach Post.

Phones out. A district anti-bullying hotline sees glitches. Palm Beach Post.

LGBTQ students. Allies call for changes in Collier County’s anti-discrimination policies. Naples Daily News.

Head lice. Santa Rosa parents want more communication about potential infestations. Pensacola News-Journal.

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