Charter schools. A host of new schools, not all of them reputable, submit charter applications. Sun-Sentinel. Fewer charter schools apply in Flagler and Volusia Counties. Daytona Beach News-Journal. Officials debate the location of a planned West Palm Beach charter. Palm Beach Post. A Post columnist weighs in.
Digital learning. A state Board of Education member helps create financial incentives for children to obtain technology-related industry certifications. Keynoter.
Career education. A Hernando aviation program launches as hoped after enrollment rises. Tampa Bay Times.
Testing. The FCAT reading exam trips up a recent Chinese immigrant on the path to a diploma, drawing a lawmaker’s attention. Orlando Sentinel. A South Florida teacher is accused of helping students during FCAT testing. Sun-Sentinel. Summer algebra camps boost the pass rate on algebra end-of-course exams. Lakeland Ledger. Opting out becomes a hot topic in Palm Beach. Palm Beach Post.
Private schools. The Bradenton Herald profiles an Episcopal school’s cultural exchange program with Chinese students.