Florida education news: Charter school funding, parent trigger, high school diplomas and more
MONEY FOR CHARTERS: Florida legislative budget negotiators agree to give charter schools $91 million for capital expenses, but fall short of finding a repeating revenue source. More on the budget deal from the News Service of Florida. See also statements from the House and Senate leaders.
DID YOU SIGN? Questions emerge about the validity of signatures on a petition supporting Florida's parent trigger legislation. The bill hits the Senate floor Monday.
SPEND TO SAVE: The Monroe School Board considers hiring an auditor to recoup some of the costs of rebuilding a middle school, the Keynoter reports.
LABOR NEWS: Monroe teachers push the district to end unpaid furloughs, the Keynoter reports.
COMMON CORE MATTERS: Education Commissioner Tony Bennett makes the case for the Common Core to a Broward audience, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • Duval's superintendent says his district teachers are not ready for the transition, the Florida Times-Union reports.