Roll Call: Child Care Cuts; Edison State College Offsets Tuition Increase; Broward Schools Are Green
Thousands could lose access to child care and waiting lists could grow longer, in Wednesday’s education headlines.
Thousands in Miami-Dade face loss of child-care subsidies – Early childhood educators are concerned more than 1,000 Miami children will lose access to child care programs. The state is redistributing child care funding among Florida’s counties. The Miami Herald
Edison State College cuts fees to balance tuition increase – The Florida budget requires a tuition hike for four-year degree programs. But Edison College is cutting an equivalent amount of fees so that student bills won’t rise this semester. The Fort Myers News-Press
School district eliminating No Child Left Behind school transfers – “Parents who had hoped to use the federal No Child Left Behind law to get their child out of one of Palm Beach County’s low-performing schools this year will no longer have that option, a school district official confirmed Tuesday.” The Palm Beach Post
Broward schools becomes first district in the United States to receive National Wildlife Federation certification – More than 100 Broward County schools have made efforts to preserve butterfly gardens, owl nests and other natural habitats, earning the school district honors from the National Wildlife Federation. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Troubled Imagine Charter School in St. Pete to stay open another year – The Pinellas County school board rejected the superintendent’s recommendation to close the low-performing charter schools. The Tampa Bay Times
Pasco superintendent faces political coercion investigation – The Pasco County school board will hire an outside investigator to look at whether the superintendent coerced employees into working on behalf of her re-election campaign. The Tampa Tribune