Florida education news: School prayer, parent trigger, charter schools and more
LET US PRAY: A bill that would pave the way for Florida students to lead prayer in public schools heads to Gov. Rick Scott's desk. • The Clay school district struggles with policies involving religious practices on campus, the Florida Times-Union reports. (Palm Beach Post photo)
COMPASSION: Gov. Rick Scott should sign into law a measure allowing school district employees to share their sick leave with colleagues in need, the Times editorializes.
HANDS OFF: Mango Elementary teacher Ethel Anderson is arrested on accusations of having sex with a 12-year-old male student.
ON DEFENSE: A Parent Revolution organizer says Florida's parent empowerment bill is not the doing of charter school operators, the Florida Independent reports. The bill passed the Florida House on Thursday, the Palm Beach Post reports.
CHARTER CONCERNS: Speakers at Tiger Bay Manatee raise cautions about the charter school business model, the Bradenton Herald reports.
FORCED OUT: North Miami High valedictorian Daniela Palaez is ordered out of the country after being denied a green card, and her schoolmates protest the move, the Miami Herald reports.
INTIMIDATED: A former Martin schools department head files a federal complaint saying the district superintendent hounded her out of her job, the Stuart News reports.
HALTED: USF Polytechnic stops recruiting faculty and students while awaiting its fate in the Florida Legislature, the Ledger reports.