Florida education news: Charter schools, home schooling, school discipline and more
THEY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN: A Tampa charter school faces closure for poor performance and mismanagement. Its operator had a history of mismanagement in other jobs, but Hillsborough officials seem to have been unaware. (Times photo, Willie Allen Jr.)
THE BIBLE AS A TEXTBOOK: Religion's place in education is one of the best things about home schooling for a group of Pasco families.
DISSATISFIED: Santa Rosa officials replace the principal of Milton High after the school fails to improve on its FCAT results, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
BAD IMAGE: St. Lucie's only charter school gets an F from the state, and lots of accusations of poor overall performance from the district, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.
OUT THERE ON ITS OWN: USF Sarasota-Manatee seeks separate accreditation from the main Tampa campus, the Bradenton Herald reports.
LAW? WHAT LAW? Lee officials say the state's easing of its zero-tolerance discipline policy won't change the district's stance toward what it considers bad behavior, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
JUST WATCHING: Brevard's new superintendent takes a seat in the crowd as retiring Richard DiPatri runs his last board meeting, Florida Today reports.
NO LAYOFFS: Seminole uses its stimulus funds to avoid letting people go, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
ANOTHER TUITION INCREASE: Northwest Florida State College will hike its cost on July 1, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview about school accountability with Florida deputy education chancellor Nikolai Vitti.