Florida education news: Fund balances, dual enrollment fees, value-added data and more
OVER, FOR NOW: Pasco superintendent Kurt Browning abandons his fight with Pasco-Hernando Community College over dual enrollment fees, but vows to press for changes in the law. • The Pasco district also rejects a college plan for a technical education center northwest of Dade City.
NOT GOOD ENOUGH: Pasco officials should increase the standard for getting on the honor roll, the Times editorializes.
VALUE ADDED: St. Johns school leaders say releasing VAM data would cause problems, the St. Augustine Record reports.
EMPLOYEE INVESTIGATIONS: The Florida Department of Education finds former Lee superintendent Joseph Burke acted inappropriately in quashing an investigation into an employee's conduct, ABC-7 reports. More from the Fort Myers News-Press.
ETHICS: Gov. Rick Scott asks the state Ethics Commission to look into the tenure of former Florida State College-Jacksonville president Steve Wallace, the Florida Times-Union reports.
E-SCHOOL: An Okaloosa school is well into its effort to have all students armed with iPads, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
TEXTBOOK BATTLE: Volusia Democrats join the fight over a world history textbook, saying extremist Republicans are trying to take over the district School Board, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.