Florida education news: Charter schools, Bright Futures, new schools and more
CHARTER SCHOOLS: Three troubled Pinellas charter schools get a new management company that raises questions for school district officials. • Bay County schools authorize a grant to support a charter school previously run by the same company that operated the troubled Pinellas schools, the Panama City News Herald reports.
BRIGHT FUTURES: Fewer Florida students qualify for the state's Bright Futures scholarship, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
GROWTH: The St. Johns school district aims to open three new schools in 2017, the St. Augustine Record reports.
EVALUATIONS: Some Orange County teachers complain about their annual rating system, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
CALENDARS: The Collier school district adds parents to the committee that creates its academic calendar, the Naples Daily News reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Lee School Board approves a new contract for teachers, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
TENSIONS: Duval's superintendent and School Board members iron out their differences, the Florida Times-Union reports.
NIMBY: Some Bonita Springs residents plan to sue to stop a new school in their community, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.