Florida education news: Home schooling, student uniforms, field trips and more
SUPERINTENDENTS: Hernando superintendent Lori Romano projects two different images -- vibrant leader and bristly authoritarian. * Duval superintendent Nikolai Vitti denies accusations that the school his children attend gets special treatment, the Florida Times-Union reports.
HANDS-ON LEARNING: Two Pasco elementary schools pilot STEM lab weekly classes for all students.
ON THE RADIO: Dayspring Academy Elementary students run their own low-power radio station.
HOME SCHOOLING: Florida lawmakers propose more oversight for home schooling families after the death of a Manatee child said to be home schooling, ABC Action News reports. * Home schoolers say the proposed changes aren't necessary, the Bradenton Herald reports. A Manatee School Board member supports the recommendation, the Bradenton Herald reports.
DRESS CODE: The Volusia School Board adopts a districtwide uniform policy, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
BANNED: A substitute teacher is removed from Collier schools after showing second graders the show Naked and Afraid, WINK reports.
NO TOLERANCE: Lee students can get in trouble for fighting back, Fox 4 reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: The DCF is investigating actions at a Collier charter school, NBC-2 reports.
DESEGREGATION: The ACLU complains that Indian River schools are violating a 1967 desegregation order, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
NEW SCHOOLS: The Lee school district launches a website for its controversial proposed new high school, the Naple Daily News reports.
WHAT'S IN A NAME? Students at Orange's Robert E. Lee Middle will write essays about whether to change the school's name, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
LANGUAGES: Central Florida school districts encourage biliteracy in students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
FIELD TRIPS: A Sarasota middle school backs off its plan for a black-student-only field trip, the Herald-Tribune reports.