Roll Call: Sibling Preference; Another Anti-FCAT Resolution; Broward Short Bus Drivers
Should siblings get preference for school choice, in Thursday’s education headlines.
Officials want parental input on sibling preference at choice schools – Brevard County schools will poll parents about eliminating a policy that gives preference siblings who want to attend a school with a brother or sister. Parents have complained siblings are taking up lottery slots. Florida Today
St. Johns County School Board to call for end of FCAT | StAugustine.com – The highest-rated school district in Florida has asked Gov. Rick Scott and the State Board of Education to revise the FCAT and school grade system. The St. Augustine Record
Arne Duncan’s DNC Speech Focuses On Ryan Budget, But Not Class Size – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan focused on possible cuts to education in Republican Mitt Romney’s budget during his Democratic National Convention speech. The Huffington Post
Broward School District officials outline plan to fix bus problems, which have affected 3,800 students – Broward County schools were short drivers for 76 bus routes at the start of the year, causing problems for 3,800 students. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel
SF College a finalist for Aspen Prize – Santa Fe College and Broward College are finalists for a prize recognizing the nation’s best community colleges. The Gainesville Sun