School choice. The school system needs to be tailored to individual students’ needs, Miami-Dade’s superintendent writes in a back-to-school op-ed touting the expansion of the district’s school choice programs. Miami Herald. Duval students return with more choices available. Florida Times-Union.
Failure factories. Part two of a Tampa Bay Times investigation of five struggling elementary schools is here. District officials address the public. A columnist offers up ideas.
Back to school. More districts around the state start classes today. Miami Herald. Tampa Tribune. Daytona Beach News-Journal. Stuart News. Leesburg Daily Commercial. Manatee’s new chief says the district needs to do better in the coming year. Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Officials need to ensure students are ready to learn, the Herald-Tribune editorializes. Groups help low-income and homeless students get ready for school. Tampa Tribune. Miami Herald. Bradenton Herald. Gainesville Sun. Orange and Brevard Counties expect enrollment jumps. Orlando Sentinel. Florida Today.
Tax credit scholarships. Crux looks at the impact scholarship programs in Florida and elsewhere are having on Catholic schools.
Charter schools. A high-poverty charter school for girls prepares for the new school year. Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
Teacher evaluations. Why do so few Broward teachers get top marks? Sun-Sentinel.
Discipline. Miami-Dade rolls out a new approach in time for the start of school. Miami Herald.
Special needs. A former homecoming king with Down syndrome and legions of fans succumbs to pneumonia. Orlando Sentinel.
Learning disabilities. Duval opens a new school for children with dyslexia. Florida Times-Union.