Tax credit scholarships. The Palm Beach Post talks funding and accountability with representatives of Step Up For Students, which co-hosts this blog and employs the author of this post.
School boards. Supporters of rival school board associations air their views in a political forum. Sarasota Herald-Tribune. The Lake school board won’t switch to single-member districts. Leesburg Daily Commercial.
Funding. Polk County district officials raise concerns about capital funding, which is stretched thin in a large district with many rural areas. Lakeland Ledger. How much of that additional revenue is going back into classrooms? Daily Commercial.
Home education. Florida Times-Union readers weigh in on home schooling.
Digital learning. The state plans to distribute digital classrooms funding, despite the lack of a state technology assessment. Gradebook.
Back to school. The state sales tax holiday starts Friday. Tampa Tribune. Daytona Beach News-Journal. Bradenton Herald. An event distributes supplies to children in need. Fort Myers News-Press. A training workshop helps Polk teachers gear up for the new year. Lakeland Ledger.
Parent involvement. Duval creates parent academies to increase involvement with district schools. Florida Times-Union.
Homelessness. Three Panhandle districts are home to thousands of homeless students, unbeknownst to many in the community. Northwest Florida Daily News.