Roll Call: Senator Wants FSCJ Investigation; Pasco Sees No Problems With K12 Application; iPads For Every Student
A state senator is asking if Florida State College at Jacksonville officials broke the law, in Thursday’s education headlines.
State senator calls for grand jury investigation into FSCJ problems – A state senator has called for an investigation into Florida State College at Jacksonville, including why the school converted sick leave into vacation leave for the school president and how $4.2 million in Pell Grants were incorrectly awarded. The Florida Times-Union
Pasco school district officials recommend approval of K12 charter school – Pasco County school officials say K12′s virtual charter application meets all state requirements. The Tampa Bay Times
First-grader’s family sues district – The family of a first grader with autism is suing the Marion County school district, citing recording which show teachers called the child names and other mistreatment. The Ocala Star-Banner
Tampa’s Academy of the Holy Names joins with other schools in embracing iPad technology – The school raised money to pay for iPads for students in third through 12th grades and to upgrade the schools Internet network. The Tampa Bay Times
TEDx Talks generating buzz in Miami – Miami’s version of the lecture series on big ideas will include students and teachers from Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove. The Miami Herald