Florida education news: Construction funds, test scores, school closings and more
FUNDING: Rep. Janet Adkins gets it Mostly True when she says Florida's traditional public schools are better funded for capital projects than charter schools, Politifact Florida reports. School district leaders worry that a change to the rules could hurt their construction efforts, the Orlando Sentinel reports. More from the Fort Myers News-Press.
SCHOOL GRADES: The Orange school district will hold a series of public meetings to explain Florida's new grading formula, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
STANDARDS: Florida's testing vendor AIR says Florida's scoring standards are as tough as NAEP levels in grades four and eight, the Sunshine State News reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Lake School Board rejects a new charter school's proposal to open a year late, the Daily Commercial reports.
MISSING MONEY: Monroe's superintendent is to give a report on money missing from a day care program, the Keynoter reports.
GEARING UP: Students at a Volusia high school can buy clothing with credits they earn at school, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
CONSULTANTS: The Leon school district suspends a contract with a consultant accused of misconduct with teachers in Alachua County, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.