Florida education news: Home schooling, testing, social services and more
FINANCIAL AID: Orange County schools will keep track of students' efforts to apply for financial aid assistance, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
AFTER SCHOOL: Duval community leaders seek to better coordinate after-school and summer school programs, the Florida Times-Union reports.
HOME SCHOOLING: A Manatee lawmaker won't file legislation aimed at stepping up oversight of home schoolers, the Bradenton Herald reports.
RUNNING IN PLACE: The Bay district won't build a desired new high school running track, instead focusing on fixing two existing ones, the Panama City News Herald reports.
MAKING MOVIES: Some Miami-Dade students get encouragement to become filmmakers, the Miami Herald reports.
CROWD FUNDING: Twenty Lee classrooms turn to Donors Choose to support student projects, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
ATTENDANCE: Manatee schools add staff to help reduce absenteeism in high poverty schools, the Herald-Tribune reports.
TEACHER DISCIPLINE: A judge finds a Broward teacher was not at fault when a third grader left campus to go to lunch, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
EXTRA HELP: Forty-two families enroll in the Alachua school district's new program offering social services, the Gainesville Sun reports.
TESTING: Federal reductions in testing requirements will have little impact on Florida students, the Palm Beach Post reports.