Roll Call: Marion Schools Might Add Paddling; Volusia Could Reject 9 Charters; Pasco High School Needs Textbooks
Marion County schools will reconsider paddling for elementary students, in Monday’s education headlines.
County’s ban on paddling may be short-lived – Incoming Marion County school board members want to rescind the district’s two-year old ban on paddling in schools. The Ocala Star-Banner
School Board advised to reject all 9 new charter applications – Nine charter schools applied to open in Volusia County, but the superintendent says none of the applications are up to state standards. The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Land O’Lakes history teacher: ‘We simply, desperately need books’ — Tampa Bay Times – Teachers at Land O’ Lakes High School say they don’t have enough traditional textbooks for students as the school transitions to state-required digital textbooks. The Tampa Bay Times
Public Broadcasting Takes Role in Improving Graduation Rates — “More than 100 public television stations will turn over their airwaves to education this week as part of the American Graduate project. The New York Times
Gov. Rick Scott retooling his education image – “I want to make sure that we have a measurement-oriented education system,” Scott said. “I know measurement, competition, choice, all those things work,” Scott said when asked if he had changed his education philosophy. “So I continue to believe in all the things I believed in when I ran.” The Sarasota Herald-Tribune