Florida education news: Parent involvement, music lessons, teacher supplies and more
DADS ON CAMPUS: A new program brings more dads to volunteer in Pasco elementary schools.
FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC: Hernando Powell Middle School's band director works after hours to organize a band at nearby Nature Coast Technical High. Hernando High's band director also does double duty, supporting the program at Parrott Middle School as well.
FOR THE STANDARDS: Former governor Jeb Bush defends the Common Core at his annual education summit, the Herald-Tribune reports. • The Department of Education holds its third and final public hearing on the standards in Tallahassee, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
BE A LEADER: Gov. Rick Scott needs to stand up for the Common Core standards for the good of Florida children, the Sun-Sentinel editorializes.
HELP WANTED: A project that provides Manatee teachers with free school supplies might close if it doesn't find a new operator, the Bradenton Herald reports.
CLASS SIZE: Parents complain about the last-minute solutions their Broward school imposed to meet class size requirements, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: The Polk school district struggles to find substitutes for absent teachers, the Ledger reports.
FIRED: The Miami-Dade district dismisses a teacher accused of giving students alcohol and condoms at an after-prom party, the Miami Herald reports.