Florida education news: Virtual school, class size, associate teachers and more
STOP WAITING FOR SUPERMAN: Everyone should see the new education documentary Waiting for Superman and then answer the call, columnist Ernest Hooper writes.
SENATE BILL 6: Early voting begins today. When casting your ballot, columnist Howard Troxler recommends you recall how the incumbents voted on the controversial SB 6 that aimed to overhaul teacher pay, contracts and evaluations.
THE ONLINE OPTION: A growing number of Palm Beach students participate in virtual education, the Palm Beach Post reports.
GAINING CONFIDENCE: A new academy in Lakeland helps children with dyslexia conquer the disability and perform in mainstream schools, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
CHANGING COURSES: South Florida parents complain about their children being moved because of class size requirements but find they have little recourse, the Miami Herald reports.
DEDICATED TO DUETTE: Donna King retired as principal/teacher of the one-room school house in rural Manatee County but continues to volunteer her services until the school, now run by the community, can raise the funds to pay someone, the Bradenton Herald reports.
DOCTOR ON CALL: The Lee school district looks into hiring its own medical staff and pharmacist to serve its employees, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
ASSOCIATE TEACHERS: St. Johns schools test an "associate teacher" model to meet class size rules — two teachers in the classroom, but one gets paid much less, the Florida Times-Union reports.
MOLDY SCHOOLS, CONTINUED: Part two of the Orlando Sentinel's series on mold in public schools.