Florida education news: Charter schools, career academies, magnets and more
RELIGION IN SCHOOLS: Adults working with Fellowship of Christian Athletes have been told to stay out of Hillsborough schools until they receive training.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: Five Indian River charter schools sue the local school board, alleging they are not getting their fair share of funding, the News Service of Florida reports. • A Flagler charter school wins approval to add two grade levels, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
CAREER ACADEMIES: Florida's career academies might be fostering inequality of educational options, the Atlantic reports.
BUDGETING: Escambia and Santa Rosa district leaders adopt a frugal spending approach as their budget increases are not projected to cover ongoing costs, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
SUPERINTENDENTS: The Sarasota School Board sets its wish list for its next superintendent, the Herald-Tribune reports.
RESTROOM RIGHTS: A Florida teen leads the national push for transgender access to the school bathrooms of their choice, Reuters reports.
ONE-ROOM SCHOOL: Manatee's superintendent visits Duette Elementary, Florida's last one-room schoolhouse, to help her decide the school's fate, the Bradenton Herald reports.
SAFETY: Some Miami-Dade elementary students march against gun violence, the Miami Herald reports.
ARRESTED: The dean of students at a Polk school is arrested for failure to report child abuse, the Ledger reports.
CHOICE: Duval parents and school leaders discuss the need for a north-side magnet elementary serving gifted and talented children, the Florida Times-Union reports. • Alachua district officials expect little change stemming from new law allowing inter-district transfers, the Gainesville Sun reports.
CLIMATE STUDY: Leon students will lead a forum to talk about how school climate affects performance, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.