Roll Call: Graduation Rates Questioned; Volusia Reconsidering Eligibility Rule; Group Wants Pasco Principal Out
USF and FAMU receive a warning, in Thursday’s education headlines.
USF grilled by state higher ed leaders on graduation rates – Florida’s Board of Governors suggests the University of South Florida needs to raise graduation rates or the board might not grant future tuition increases. The Tampa Bay Times
Volusia School Board to review ‘pass-play’ sports rule – Coaches are asking the Volusia County school board to reconsider a rule that sets stricter athletic eligibility standards that required by the state. The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Anti-bullying activists call on Pasco board to fire principal – Parents and former employees are trying to oust a Pasco County principal, claiming she ignore complaints about student bullying and did not always meet the needs of students with disabilities. TBO.com
Indian River Schools’ pre-kindergarten program sees puzzling enrollment decline – Enrollment in a Vero Beach summer pre-Kindergarten program is down, and school officials don’t know why. TCPalm.com
New student member joins Florida Board of Governors – University of Central Florida student Cortez Whatley took his place as the student member of Florida’s Board of Governors this week. The News Service of Florida