Florida education news: Tax credit scholarships, teacher diversity, ethics allegations and more
SCHOOL CHOICE: A state appellate court rules the Florida Education Association has no standing to challenge Florida's corporate tax credit scholarships. The FEA still might appeal to the state Supreme Court. More from Associated Press.
DIVERSITY: The Pinellas school district aims to hire more black and Hispanic teachers.
ACCUSED: Clay superintendent Charlie Van Zant Jr. claims allegations of unethical conduct against him are a political smear job, and asks for an independent investigation, the Florida Times-Union reports.
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: Fifty apply to lead the Sarasota school district, the Herald-Tribune reports.
ARRESTED: A Duval high school student is arrested for having a gun on campus, News4Jax reports.
DESEGREGATION: Indian River School Board members say the district have made enough progress to get out of a 1960s-era federal desegregation order, TC Palm reports.
ZIKA: Bay County health and school officials collaborate on their response to the virus after three cases in the county, the Panama City News Herald reports.
COMBAT PAY: Duval principals who take over the district's most challenging schools could be in line for big pay raises, the Florida Times-Union reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: An 18-year-old Palm Beach charter school shuts its doors after two consecutive F grades, the Palm Beach Post reports.
WRONG BUS: An Okaloosa 5-year-old is found in the wrong neighborhood after she takes the wrong school bus home, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
CONSTRUCTION: Osceola voters will decide on a half-percent sales tax to support school capital projects, the Orlando Sentinel reports. * Repairs to Broward's most rundown schools could begin soon, nearly two years behind schedule, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
REJECTED: The Broward School Board turns down the superintendent's recommendation for district fire chief, citing problems with the vetting process, the Sun-Sentinel reports.