Florida education news: English language learners, school choice, arts education and more
LANGUAGE BARRIER: Hillsborough Leto High's population of English language learners grows at a time when academic demands in English become more rigorous. (Times photo, Kathleen Flynn)
MOSTLY TRUE: Pasco superintendent Heather Fiorentino touts her record mostly accurately as she begins her reelection bid.
STAYING ALIVE: Florida Senate Republicans breathe new life into the contentious parent trigger bill that many parent groups have opposed.
CHARTER DANGERS: The mess at Life Force charter school in Pinellas illustrates how lax state laws open the door for abuse of public funds by private schools, the Times editorializes.
LAME DUCKS: Some Duval leaders worry that the school district's superintendent search will be controlled by School Board members who might not be there after elections, the Florida Times-Union reports.
HAVING FUN: A Palm Beach elementary school teams with an artist to incorporate more art into classroom curriculum, the Palm Beach Daily News reports.
NO A'S ALLOWED: Select Palm Beach elementary schools have stopped using letter grades on student report cards, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
MORE COURSES TO TAKE: Florida lawmakers consider changing graduation requirements for Florida's universities, the AP reports.
BACK TO WORK: A former Monroe district administrator wins his job back after a judge rules he was improperly dismissed, the Keynoter reports.