Florida education news: Failure Factories, recess, early release days and more
PLAY TIME: Florida parents keep pushing lawmakers to require recess for elementary schools, the Bradenton Herald reports.
LABOR NEWS: Former Broward teachers union head Pat Santeramo is found guilty of several corruption charges, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • Brevard non-instructional employees win pay raises, Florida Today reports.
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY: Orange County has more illegal bus passing than any other county in Florida, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
KEEPING TRACK: The Lee school district rolls out its own accountability system, the Naples Daily News reports.
TURNAROUNDS: Duval's superintendent accepts a community proposal to improve a struggling middle school, the Florida Times-Union reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: Three South Florida charter schools face closure as after receiving negative audit results, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
BREAKING UP: Florida Rep. Matt Caldwell might not move forward with his proposal asking voters to allow for smaller school districts, the News Service of Florida reports.
PLANNING TIME: Marion teachers defend the need for regular early release days, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
SUPERINTENDENTS: A law firm completes its investigation into Polk superintendent Kathryn LeRoy but withholds its release, the Ledger reports.
TEACHER DISCIPLINE: A St. Johns teacher is under investigation amid allegations of inappropriate communication with several students, the St. Augustine Record reports.
SCHOOL ZONES: The Clay School Board delays action on a proposal to change the boundaries of 16 schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.
TOO LONG: Santa Rosa district leaders discuss ways to avoid having students ride school buses for 90 minute trips, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.