Roll Call: Lawmakers Outraged At Orange County Charter; Audit Says Florida Did Not Monitor Federal Grants
State lawmakers are outraged by what an Orange County charter school paid its principal, in Friday’s education headlines.
Orange charter NorthStar High struggled as it spent more on its principal than instructing its students – A closed Orlando charter school spent more on its principal than on teaching students, and lawmakers say they want to change state laws regulating charter school spending. The Orlando Sentinel
Feds Failed To Properly Monitor How States Spend Education Money – An audit finds Florida did not properly monitor a federal grant program for charter schools, an accusation the state Department of Education denies. The Associated Press
Mitt Romney visit raises new questions about politics in Pasco schools – The Pasco County school board is taking criticism for allowing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to hold a campaign rally at a school after denying a Democratic gubernatorial candidate a chance to film a campaign commercial in a school. The Tampa Bay Times
With time running out, teachers push pro-Obama message in swing states – Teacher’s unions are pushing hard for Barack Obama in swing states in the final days of the presidential campaign. The Hechinger Report