Florida education news: Class size, volunteering, school grades and more
SCHOOL ACCUSED OF DISCRIMINATION: Parents charge the high-performing Sanibel School in Lee of turning away low-performing students, the Naples Daily News reports.
CLASS-SIZE THOUGHTS: Brevard schools find compliance with Florida's class-size amendment vexing and look for alternatives, Florida Today reports. • The Florida Senate is looking at options to hold off the final stage of the amendment, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
JUST KEEP WORKING: Post-construction woes at one of Lee's prototype schools will keep crews busy over winter break, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
SHOW THEM THE MONEY: The Palm Beach district sues a former high school basketball coach for its share of the money he made in a sports camp run on school property, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
FOR THE SMILES: Ninety-five-year-old Genevieve Russo keeps on volunteering at Pathways Elementary in Volusia, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
SPREADING THE WORD: Nilda Soto, a former migrant farm worker, works to get migrant families into school, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
UPSET WITH D: Families and community leaders in Royal Palm are upset with the reputation a D grade brings to their local high school, the Palm Beach Post reports.