Florida education news: Graduation requirements, ESE recordings, high school athletics and more
NEW LAW: Gov. Rick Scott signs new high school graduation requirements into law.
NO RECORD: Hillsborough schools don't allow parents to make recordings of their special education staffing sessions, unlike many other districts. • A bill moving through the Florida Legislature would give parents more control over their children's individualized education plan, State Impact Florida reports.
REAL MERIT: Florida teachers deserve to be evaluated on their own work and not the work of others, columnist Dan DeWitt writes. • U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urges Florida leaders to resolve their disputes over evaluations, the AP reports.
SCHOOL SAFETY: Florida lawmakers talk about shifting funding for domestic security into school safety programs, the AP reports.
TRANSITION: An advisory panel sees Manatee's School Board as lacking leadership, contributing to its past problems, the Bradenton Herald reports.
ARTS EDUCATION: Parents in southern Palm Beach County want more arts-focused education programs closer to home for their children, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
RATING THE SUPERINTENDENT: The Duval School Board develops a "qualitative" evaluation for its superintendent, the Florida Times-Union reports.
DISCIPLINE: The Palm Beach superintendent accepts a goal of reducing the district's out-of-school suspensions rate to 10 percent or less, the Palm Beach Post reports.
NO PLAN: Broward officials have not decided what to do with a closed special education center, the Miami Herald reports.