Florida education news: Summer school, extra reading, education funding and more
LOWEST 300: Having 40 elementary schools in Florida's lowest 300 will cost the Hillsborough district about $6 million to provide added reading instruction. * Seventy-nine south Florida schools also landed on the list, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
BUDGETS: Northwest Florida superintendents predict a financial crisis for schools in the coming years, WUWF reports.
SUMMER SCHOOL: Thousands of Florida children head to summer reading camp to try to earn promotion to fourth grade, WPTV reports. * A dozen Lee schools offer programs for students to avoid summer learning loss, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
SECURITY: A Bay school suffers extreme vandalism, the Panama City News Herald reports. * Leon superintendent Jackie Pons calls for armed deputies in every district school, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
TURNAROUNDS: The Duval School Board rejects a plan to create eight magnet programs aimed at drawing more hig-performing students into schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.
ADEQUACY: The plaintiffs in a lengthy lawsuit over Florida education funding seek a quick review of the case by the state Supreme Court, Politico Florida reports.
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: Marion School Board members want more proof, and less plans, about how their district is working to improve student academic performance, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
INVESTIGATION: The FBI searches an Okaloosa charter school, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
SCHOOL GRADES: The Manatee district will appeal the "incomplete" grades assigned to two schools, the Bradenton Herald reports.