Florida education news: School grades, federal flexibility, student funding and more
SCHOOL GRADES: Florida education commissioner Pam Stewart releases a school grading simulation in support of her proposed FSA cut scores. More from the Tallahassee Democrat. * Testing reform remains on the legislative agenda, the News Service of Florida reports.
ON THE TRAIL: Three Duval School Board members are targeted with a large public records request by school choice activists, Folio Weekly reports.
FUNDING: The Lake County legislative delegation hears pleas to fix the state's per-student funding model, the Daily Commercial reports.
EXTRA PROTEIN? Orange County schools remove rice from their cafeterias after a student finds a dead meal worm in her lunch, WESH reports.
SECURITY: North Florida school districts see the need to take hoax threats seriously, the Florida Times-Union reports.
VOUCHERS: Florida's tax credit scholarship program remains open to legal challenge despite a recent court ruling, Politico Florida reports.
TEACHER DISCIPLINE: The Palm Beach School Board fires two teachers for inappropriate interactions with students, the Sun-Sentinel reports. * A St. Johns middle school dean of students is suspended and reassigned, the St. Augustine Record reports.
CONSULTANTS: A group reviewing the Palm Beach district budget delivers its initial report, the Palm Beach Post reports.