Florida education news: parents at school, background checks, dorm rooms and more
HOT BUTTONS: Leaders expect talk of vouchers, merit pay and the like at a South Florida education summit, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT: An Okaloosa high school finds its parent involvement program is helping keep more struggling students in school, the Destin Log reports.
INADEQUATE CHECKS: An audit finds that Manatee schools don't properly implement the Jessica Lunsford Act, the Bradenton Herald reports.
RENEWED FOCUS: Several Collier high schools look for ways to better help their lowest performing students after seeing their state letter grades drop, the Naples Daily News reports.
MEETING DEMAND: Florida Gulf Coast University will open another dorm as demand continues to surge, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
PROVE IT: The Marion School Board demands more documentation for budget amendments on construction projects, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.