Florida education news: Charter schools, remediation, budget cuts and more
MORE CHARTERS: Fourteen new charter schools are scheduled to open in central Florida next year, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • A charter school focusing on a classical education is set to open in Brevard County in the fall, Florida Today reports. • A Palm Beach charter school teacher is arrested on accusations she tried to extort a fellow teacher, CBS 12 reports. • The sometimes controversial Ben Gamla charter schools take in millions in state funding as their founder lives in Israel, the Broward Bulldog reports.
REMEDIATION NOT REQUIRED: Florida ends its mandate that college students take prep courses if they're not ready for the college-level material, State Impact Florida reports.
SHORTFALL: The Manatee school district runs into a $3.9 million budget shortfall even after drastic cuts, the Bradenton Herald reports.
REALITY: The Broward school district begins allowing teachers on Facebook while in school, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
CASE BY CASE: The Duval school district considers relaxing its rules banning the hiring of job applicants with criminal pasts, the Florida Times-Union reports.
EXTRA HELP: The Winter Haven Public Education Partnership prepares to launch a tutoring program for needy elementary students, the Ledger reports.
GROUNDS TO SUE: A Manatee High family files paperwork that could lead to a lawsuit against the district over alleged improprieties by a former football assistant coach, the Herald-Tribune reports.
MAKE IT INTERESTING: Leon County holds an elementary science fair to pique student interest in the subject, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.