Florida education news: Charter schools, attendance zones, end-of-course exams and more
MAKE IT WORK: A group of teachers hopes to open a charter school for the arts in Hernando County, but runs into some snags along the way.
REZONING: Pasco officials will consider revising school attendance zones east of US 41 to ease crowding and deal with class size rules.
WHO WILL PAY? It's still unclear who will lead the campaign supporting Amendment 8 to loosen Florida's class size rules, the St. Augustine Record reports. • Marion school officials are working out their plans to comply, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
FCAT CHANGES: Florida students will begin seeing new end-of-course exams and revised FCAT tests this spring, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
NEVER MIND: Santa Rosa schools rescind a new policy over employee social media use after being threatened with a lawsuit, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
STAY AWAY: Using fingerprinting, Lee schools have discovered 143 people with undesirable records among the district's outside vendors and contractors, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
SETTING PRIORITIES: Florida Atlantic University's new president establishes new goals for the school, the Palm Beach Post reports.
DROPPING IT: Brevard School Board chairwoman Amy Kneessy gives up her push for a district ban on vacation homework, Florida Today reports.
APPEAL: The NAACP appeals Orange County's release from a federal school desegregation order, the Orlando Sentinel reports.