Florida education news: Superintendent searches, charter schools, science fair projects and more
HE'S BACK: The Pinellas School Board again turns to FSBA executive director Wayne Blanton to lead its superintendent search. The Duval School Board, by contrast, seeks advice from a national group on its search, the Florida Times-Union reports.
REPLICATION: Gulf Coast Academy — Hernando's only charter school — wins permission to open the county's second charter.
GETTING STARTED: Chocachatti Elementary targets its youngest students to begin working on science fair projects.
ANOTHER BAD BILL: Gov. Rick Scott should veto a bill that would financially penalize schools if students do not pass end of course exams, the Palm Beach Post editorializes.
NOT SMILING NOW: A Broward principal demands action after seeing that a photo company drew a crude smiley face over a child who was not supposed to participate in a class picture, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
WILL ANYONE EVEN GO? FAMU leaders ponder football game halftime shows without its famed marching band, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
TWO FINALISTS: Palm Beach and Miami-Dade are among the four finalists for the Broad Prize for Urban Education, the AP reports.