Florida education news: Reading, funding, busing and more
TURNAROUNDS: Florida lawmakers allocate $400,000 for intensive reading programs at two academically struggling Pinellas elementary schools.
FUNDING: Hernando schools stand to receive extra state money as a small school district after having lost that funding a year ago.
TRANSPORTATION: The Hernando School Board plans to cancel a bus tracking system that has not worked.
ON TRACK: The Hernando education foundation runs a free after-school STEAM program to help children improve their school performance.
SAFETY: A Lake student is found with a weapon on campus, the Daily Commercial reports. • A tip leads to a loaded gun at a Duval high school, the Florida Times-Union reports. • A Polk bus driver is arrested on accusations of leaving a sleeping student with special needs on a bus, the Ledger reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: An embattled Bay charter school group chooses an interim CEO, the Panama City News Herald reports.
TEACHER DISCIPLINE: Gov. Rick Scott signs a law reconfiguring the state education practices commission, Politico Florida reports.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Florida high school coaches worry that lawmakers are about to create free agency in high school athletics, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.