Florida education news: Grandparents, charter school fees, distracted drivers and more
VOLUNTEERING: Grandparents provide support and assistance when needed at Chester Taylor Elementary School in Pasco.
CIVICS LESSONS: Challenger K-8 School in Hernando transforms its media center into a living history lesson to help teachers with the Common Core.
PUBLIC SERVICE: The Hillsborough school district should keep pressuring charter schools to not charge improper fees to families, the Times editorializes.
OPPOSED: Brevard residents speak out against the Common Core during an evening forum, Florida Today reports.
DRIVE SMART: The Broward and Palm Beach school districts kick off distracted driving campaigns to remind students not to text and drive, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
DATA: Polk sets metrics to use while setting academic goals for each school, the Ledger reports.
TUITION TUSSLE: The Board of Governors sets new policy so tuition automatically rises by the rate of inflation yearly if lawmakers don't act, the Associated Press reports. • The system also begins implementing performance-based funding for universities, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
STABILITY: Imagine School at North Port gets new principals after enduring a legal fight over leadership, the Herald-Tribune reports.