Roll Call: Duval Bullying Lawsuit; Orlando Tech Interns Not Always Ready; Miami-Dade Seeks Bond
Jacksonville parents say the school district did not abide by a state anti-bullying law, in Thursday’s education headlines.
Jacksonville family intends to sue Duval schools over son’s suicide – The parents of a Jacksonville teen who committed suicide in January say Duval County school did not do enough to prevent bullying and will file a lawsuit. The Florida Times-Union
Orlando schools offer a mixed bag of tech interns – Orlando tech companies say interns from local colleges aren’t always able to handle the work. The Orlando Sentinel
School Board OKs ballot question for $1.2 billion bond – Business and community leaders told the Miami-Dade school board they support a bond for maintenance. Now the school board must convince voters why they need to raise taxes. The Miami Herald
Florida university graduation rates; Florida universities pressured to improve graduation rates – Nationally, Florida university graduation rates are about average. But Florida schools are feeling the pressure now that funding is tied to graduation rates. The Orlando Sentinel
Volusia schools getting online monitoring system – Volusia County schools have rolled out a new online site where teachers, parents and students can check grades, attendance and assignments. The Daytona Beach News-Journal