Florida education news: Rick Scott's listening tour, 9/11 protests, Montessori schools and more
HE'S LISTENING: Gov. Rick Scott kicks off his invitation-only education listening tour in Jacksonville, hearing several concerns about testing. • The tour stops in Pinellas County on Wednesday amid skepticism. • Tough questions are expected at Scott's Tuesday visit in Boca Raton, the Palm Beach Post reports. (AP photo)
STILL PROTESTING: Activists plan to use the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as a backdrop to continue pushing the Hillsborough County school district to stop allowing CAIR representatives to speak to students.
WELCOME: More than 100 people turn out to greet new Pinellas superintendent Mike Grego.
INVESTIGATION: The Florida Department of Education is looking into allegations that K12 Inc. uses uncertified teachers and tries to cover it up, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting reports.
CAN'T SAY: Applicants to open three charter schools in St. Johns frustrate district officials with their lack of specifics, the St. Augustine Record reports.
ELECTION DECEPTION? Manatee district officials knew of accounting errors but didn't reveal them until after the primary election, perhaps helping incumbents win, the Herald-Tribune reports. • Superintendent Tim McGonegal resigns immediately, the Bradenton Herald reports.
MAD FOR MONTESSORI: A concerted effort to expand Montessori education in Polk County appears to be working, the Ledger reports.