Florida education news: Turnarounds, court cases, classroom supplies and more
TURNAROUNDS: Pasco's Hudson Elementary seeks the needed formula to overcome years of poor performance.
IN THE COURTS: Florida Matters discusses key education issues in Florida's courtrooms. * Florida families are still waiting for a ruling in their challenge of the state's third-grade retention law, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
CLASSROOM SUPPLIES: South Florida teachers subsidize their classroom budgets with crowdsourcing or their own money, the Miami New Times reports.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: A Tallahassee man's rant against a Leon school's pledge opt-out permission form goes viral, AOL reports. * The district drops the form amid the hue and cry, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
DRESS CODE: Volusia district officials proclaim nearly universal compliance with their new student uniform mandate, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
CONSTRUCTION FUNDS: Manatee School Board members discuss how to pay for the district's maintenance and construction needs, the Bradenton Herald reports. * The Polk School Board is weighing options for a local sales tax, the Ledger reports.
HANDS ON: Some Alachua seventh graders head to their school's backyard to learn about the ecosystem, the Gainesville Sun reports.
GRADUATION RATES: A Marion School Board member accuses district administrators of manipulating data for political gain, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
TESTING: The Lee School Board approves a district testing schedule while complaining about state mandated exams, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: The St. Johns School Board picks seven semifinalists to consider for its next superintendent, the St. Augustine Record reports.