Florida education news: School bullying, failing charter schools, school choice and more
TAKING IT SERIOUSLY: Palm Beach schools lead Florida in bullying incident reports, but officials say it's not because of a growing problem, the Palm Beach Post reports. (Photo from creoleindc.wordpress.com)
TRANSFER TIME: Florida's opportunity scholarship program expands to more than 150 schools under newly broadened definitions, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SHUT 'EM DOWN: The city of Palm Bay closes its financially troubled municipal charter schools, Florida Today reports.
GOING UP: Flagler will increase its school tax rate for 2011-12, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
RELIEF: The Florida Board of Education gives two struggling Miami high schools another year to improve, the Miami Herald reports. The board gave similar respite to a group of Duval schools, Morris News Service reports.
STAYING FOCUSED: Manatee school administrators spend three days talking leadership, with special attention to new teacher evaluations, the Bradenton Herald reports.
OVERHAUL: Collier's new superintendent eliminates vestiges of her ousted predecessor while revamping the administration, the Naples Daily News reports.