Florida education news: Jeb weighs in, a teacher aims high, budget news and more
FAMILIAR FACE: Jeb Bush, the former governor and presidential candidate, talks to redefinED about education politics and “the system.” A podcast.
HAT IN THE RING: A fifth-grade teacher, Kim Smith, announces her candidacy for school superintendent in Bay County, the Panama City News Herald reports.
IN THE RED: An analysis by the Duval County school district finds that at least 12 charter schools operated in 2015 with a deficit, the Florida Times-Union reports.
TURNABOUT: A school resource officer in Duval is suspended after two incidents, including one where a student who complained about being abused by a school staffer was himself arrested, the Florida Times-Union reports.
NEW CHAPTER: Dennis Stover, a regional vice chancellor at USF Sarasota-Manatee who helped raise millions for the school, is retiring, the Herald-Tribune reports.
BUILDING RESERVES: Members of the Manatee County School Board agree to work toward increasing their “rainy day” fund, the Bradenton Herald reports.
STANDING PAT: Eastern Florida State College keeps tuition and fees the same for the fifth year in a row, Florida Today reports.
MORE MONEY: The trustees for Tallahassee Community College approve a $63.3 million budget that includes a 2 percent raise for full-time employees, the Tallahssee Democrat reports.