Florida education news: Textbooks, volunteer hours, immigrants and more
TEXTBOOKS: Several Hernando schools begin the year without textbooks after a publisher recalls the materials for edits.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME: A Hernando charter school moves into its own permanent building after a year spent in portables. • An Okaloosa charter school gets a new campus of its own, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
SUPPORT TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS: Problems at a Pinellas charter school highlight why Florida lawmakers should do more to support the mainstream schools that support most students, the Times editorializes. • The Florida Board of Education shuts two south Florida charter schools on the first day of classes, the Miami Herald reports.
TURNED AWAY: A Broward boy is unenrolled from his charter school after his parents fail to complete sufficient volunteer hours, NBC Miami reports.
BUTTING HEADS: The Clay School Board and County Commission dig in as they prepare to head to court over a referendum over whether to elect or appoint the schools superintendent, the Florida Times-Union reports.
CITY SCHOOLS: The West Palm Beach City Commission takes its first steps toward creating a city-run charter school, the Palm Beach Post reports.
NEW MEMBER: The Seminole School Board gets a new member appointed nearly a year after the death of an incumbent, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
IMMIGRANTS: Florida schools prepare for an influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America, State Impact Florida reports.