Roll Call: Small Classes Help At-Risk Students; Commissioner Search Extended; UF To Offer Free Online Courses
Personal attention helps Polk County’s Gause Academy get students to graduation, in Friday’s education headlines.
Small Classes at Gause Academy Help Teens Catch Up – Small classes and personal attention help Gause Academy students stay in school and get crucial job training. The Lakeland Ledger
Education commissioner search to be extended – “The Florida Board of Education has scheduled an emergency conference call on Tuesday to extend the application deadline in the search for a new education commissioner.” The Florida Current
UF to offer free courses in new national online experiment – The University of Florida is joining universities across the country offering courses online for free. The Orlando Sentinel
John E. Ford parents meet with school officials for third time – As a Duval County school switches to a magnet school, neighborhood parents make sure their kids will still have priority admission. The Florida Times-Union
Orange school board indicates support for nondiscrimination policy changes regarding sexual orientation and gender identity – The Orange County school board says they’re open to prohibiting sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination for students, staff and job applicants. The Orlando Sentinel