Florida education news: Charter school contracts, academic achievement, superintendent elections and more
CHARTER SCHOOLS: Pinellas officials will review all their charter school contracts after one charter kicks out students just days before classes begin.
STATE OF THE SCHOOLS: Hillsborough superintendent MaryEllen Elia holds her annual back-to-school news conference.
OUT OF CHANCES: A Hernando teacher who once came to school drunk resigns after failing to meet the terms of her second-chance agreement.
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: The Pinellas school district must do more to raise the academic achievement of its lowest performing schools, the Times editorializes.
NEW BLOOD: A Manatee community group calls the School Board dysfunctional and urges the election of all new members, the Bradenton Herald reports.
ELECTION LAWSUIT: The Clay School Board sues the County Commission over their dispute regarding when voters can decide whether to continue electing the schools superintendent, the Florida Times-Union reports.
WHAT'S NEW: Miami-Dade and Broward schools add several new services and programs for the new school year, the Miami Herald reports.
DUAL ENROLLMENT: Daytona State College aims to boost its dual enrollment figures after seeing participation dip, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.