Florida education news: School grading, college prep, social networking and more

Published Aug. 4, 2013

SCHOOL GRADES: Even ardent school grading proponents question the current model in light of the Tony Bennett saga over grade manipulations in Indiana.

STUDY HARD: Hillsborough County launches a Collegiate Academy for three high schools to foster a college-going culture.

ANTI-BULLYING: Some Broward students begin a social networking site for socially isolated middle schoolers, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

ONE MORE YEAR: Brevard schools find some successes and some controversy in their transitional kindergarten to first grade program, Florida Today reports.

PLAY THE MUSIC: Polk educators tout the positive academic benefits of joining the high school band, the Ledger reports.

HIGH TECH: Flagler officials discuss the cost of insurance families could pay for district-issued laptops for all, as well as repair costs, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

ANOTHER WAY: The Fort Myers News-Press publishes a special report on education in Asia.