Roll Call: Help With Common Core; Students Not Happy With New Lunch Rules; Big Turnout To Walk To School
Manatee teachers are getting help with the transition to new national standards, in Thursday’s education headlines.
Manatee School Board briefed on new tools to improve school grades – Manatee County schools are rolling out a series of high-tech tools to help teachers introduce new Common Core standards. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Pasco officials criticize federal school lunch rules – Fewer students are eating school meals, unhappy with new federal rules which manage portion sizes and content. The Tampa Tribune
Students, parents turn out for ‘walk to school’ events – More than 150 students turned out for Walk to School day, an effort to highlight students safety and healthy habits. The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Agreement Tells LHS, Harrison How Campuses Will Be Run – Polk County school officials have forced two principals to sign an agreement about how the schools will operate, but some students are unhappy with the arrangement. The Lakeland Ledger
Graham and Democrats rally college students – Democrats are using rising college tuition and declining state support for higher education as a political issue on college campuses. The Florida Current