Roll Call: Job Training Grant; More Amendment 8 Opposition; Slots For Schools
State colleges win a grant to help train workers, in Thursday’s education headlines.
SPC will oversee $15 million federal job training grant to Florida community colleges – Saint Petersburg College will oversee a grant to a dozen Florida community colleges to help train workers for advanced manufacturing jobs. The Tampa Bay Times
Palm Beach County School Board quietly opposes ballot amendment – The Palm Beach County school board joined the opposition to Amendment 8, which critics worry would open the door to private school vouchers. The Palm Beach Post
Records in Broward schools investigation reveal affairs – A former school board member engaged in affairs with two school contractors while in office, according to newly released law enforcement documents. The Miami Herald
Palm Beach Kennel Club revs up slot campaign – The debate over expanded gambling continues to simmer, with advocates arguing it will mean more money for schools. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Gov. Scott names seven superintendents to red-tape panel – Gov. Rick Scott names seven school superintendents to a panel intended to reduce paperwork and red tape on teachers. The Associated Press