Roll Call: A Nationwide Commissioner Search; Flagler Boosts Attendance; Lunch Is Delivered
Who will be the next commissioner, in Friday’s education headlines.
Florida State Board of Education names interim education commissioner – Experts say there are two schools of thought on Florida’s next education commissioner: Hire someone with a national reputation for reform, or go with a local superintendent with a reputation for reform who understands the politics. The Tampa Bay Times
Flagler push to raise student attendance sees success – Flagler County schools have targeted absenteeism by educating parents and helping students get medical care and have cut the number of missing school days over the past two years. The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Growth of after-school program for Guatemalan children spurs need for volunteers – A Palm Beach County summer program is helping a growing Guatemalan immigrant population learn to read. The Palm Beach Post
Kids Deli delivers custom school lunches – Parents of Miami-Dade private school students can order custom-made lunches online and have them delivered to their child’s school. The Miami Herald