Roll Call: Data Request; One-Room School Has A New Teacher; State Concerned About Polk-Run Charters
Leon County wants to do its own math on school grades, in Friday’s education headlines.
District wants testing data behind grade revisions – Leon County schools’ superintendent is asking the Florida Department of Education for testing data in order to double-check school and district grades. The Tallahassee Democrat
Prospects brighten for Duette school with new teacher and more students – Florida’s last one-room school house has a new teacher and more students this year. The Bradenton Herald
Official: Proof of Interest in Charter Schools Needed – Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson says the state agency has not approved Polk County schools’ charter school application because they have questions about demand and are concerned about the school district approving its own charter school application. The Lakeland Ledger
Blue Ribbon task force spends the day hammering out a vague vision for higher ed reforms – A panel studying higher education laid our a series of broad goals Thursday, but little in the way of a road map to get there. The Tampa Bay Times
County gives final approval for west Boynton charter school – A group of Palm Beach County parents finally got their request after more than a year: Approval for a new charter middle and high school near their neighborhood. The Palm Beach Post