Florida education news: Charters, Bibles, bonuses and more
CHARTER SCHOOLS: Two Pinellas charter schools are under increased district scrutiny after several parent complaints. * Millions in capital funding has gone to shuttered Florida charter schools, the AP reports.
DROPOUT PREVENTION: Hillsborough's new "student success" program gets mixed academic results.
STUDENT RIGHTS: Some Pasco students want their schools to let them read the Bible during free time. * Santa Rosa district leaders will hold public hearings on whether students must recite the Pledge of Allegiance in school, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
BONUSES: Some Sarasota teachers challenge Florida's Best and Brightest bonus, calling it discriminatory, the Naples Daily News reports.
COMPUTER STUDIES: Orange educators hope that participation in the "hour of code" will boost interest in computer science, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
@#$!*!: North Florida high school coaches deal with an increase in student swearing, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
BULLYING: Some Lake parents want the school district to do more about student bullying, the Daily Commercial reports.
SCHOOL GRADES: Florida lawmakers question the intent of a proposed change in school grading rules, Politico Florida reports.
LEARNING ENGLISH: ESOL programs help Volusia's non-native English speakers learn the language, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
FEDERAL LAW: Florida education and policy leaders consider the implications of newly adopted federal education law, the Palm Beach Post reports.
UNDER PRESSURE: Volusia's School Board copes with rising public scrutiny and criticism, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
ARTS EDUCATION: Sarasota schools work to infuse arts into their academic curriculum, the Herald-Tribune reports.