Florida education news: After-school care, charter schools, student spending and more
AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS: A Florida Senate plan to force after-school care providers to compete for funding raises questions and concerns.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: A St. Johns charter school plans to shut down because of low enrollment, while two other seek contract renewal, the St. Augustine Record reports.
SPENDING: Palm Beach schools spent more per student than most others in Florida, the Palm Beach Post reports.
SECURITY: Manatee district leaders grapple with finding the proper response to school threats made over social media, the Bradenton Herald reports. • A Miami-Dade middle school launches a new emergency response system, the Miami Herald reports.
GRADUATION: Treasure Coast school districts aim to get more students to complete high school, TCPalm reports.
BEING THERE: Bay County schools combat chronic absenteeism, the Panama City News Herald reports.
BACK TO SCHOOL: Collier district leaders will reconsider an Aug. 10 start date after parents protest, the Naples Daily News reports.
READINESS: An Excambia foundation offers $50,000 for the best ideas to improve early education in the county, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
TEACHER DISCIPLINE: A Leon teacher/coach is placed on leave amid student complaints, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
LABOR NEWS: Calhoun County teachers seek to unionize, the Jackson County Floridian reports.
EXTRA HELP: Haines City withdraws a plan to provide extra academic coaches to its two local high schools, the Winter Haven News-Chief reports.