Florida education news: Parent involvement, teacher shortages, charter schools and more
DADS MATTER: A Hernando elementary school works to get more fathers involved in their children's education.
FUNDING: Flagler superintendent Jacob Oliva says his district is shortchanged in district money, the Palm Coast Observer reports.
HURRICANE WARNING: Miami-Dade and Broward schools close as Hurricane Matthew approaches, the Miami Herald reports. Polk schools also close in advance of the storm, WTSP reports. Marion County schools also prepare for the worst, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. More on the storm from the Associated Press, Palm Beach Post.
HEALTHY CHOICES: Students at a Lee elementary school participate in national Walk to School day, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
TEACHER SHORTAGE: Orange County parents complain about a rotation of substitute teachers in their children's classrooms as the district struggles to find full-time educators, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: The Sarasota school district launches an independent investigation of sexual harassment complaints against a local finalist for its superintendent job, the Herald-Tribune reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: A charter school advocacy group is challenging the state's funding model, Politico Florida reports.