Florida education news: Testing, school choice, Cuban immigration and more
TESTING: The most struggling public schools in Pinellas County use bi-weekly tests to assess students' learning and teachers' methods.
SCHOOL CHOICE: The future of Florida's school choice model remains unclear under a Donald Trump-guided federal education policy.
LEADERSHIP: Clay County's new superintendent aims to take the school district in a different and more civil direction, the Florida Times-Union reports. • The Lake County School Board's most skeptical member is selected chairman, the Daily Commercial reports. • Ousted Leon superintendent Jackie Pons seeks to remain a district employee, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: Monroe County School Board members worry about "white flight" as they consider another new charter school proposal, the Keynoter reports.
IN THE HOUSE: Rep. Michael Bileca is in talks to pick education subcommittee chairmen, Politico Florida reports.
CUBA: Miami-Dade schools superintendent Alberto Carvalho suggests Fidel Castro's death could lead to a surge of immigrant children into his district's schools, CNN reports.