Florida education news: School reform, charter schools, class size rules and more
FIGHTING FAILURE: Expecting an F from the state, Pasco Anclote High School doesn't hesitate to implement strategies aimed at improving academic achievement. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer)
BIG PLANS: The Pinellas School Board will decide whether to approve superintendent Julie Janssen's controversial plans to change several instructional programs. Here's her proposal school by school.
ON THE EDGE: Pasco district officials raise several concerns about the Imagine School at Land O'Lakes that the charter's leaders are working to deflect.
EXPANDING INVESTIGATION: The Florida Attorney General's Office widens its probe into for-profit colleges. • A new report shows just 22 percent of for-profit college students earn degrees within six years, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
CLOSER TO HOME: The Manatee school district considers parents' requests to change student assignments for diversity in order to keep their kids in schools near where they live.
SMARTER: Florida Gulf Coast University's student-athletes earn higher grade point averages than non-athletes, the Naples Daily News reports.
THE QUEEN: A Jacksonville girl with Down syndrome overcomes the odds to become her school's homecoming queen, the Florida Times-Union reports.
WORTH THE FINE: Manatee and Sarasota school officials decide to ignore class size rules when they deemed the rules unworkable, the Herald-Tribune reports.
SCHOOL GRADING: Wisconsin is likely to become the next state to follow Florida's school grading model, longtime education journalist and Marquette University public policy senior fellow Alan Borsuk writes in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
WHO'S LOOKING? Brevard school officials review just how much student information the district is publicly releasing, Florida Today reports.