Legislative preview. Parent trigger will be a top education issue, reports the Fort Myers News Press.
Common Core. Sen. John Legg files legislation that would require the state to verify that districts have the technological capacity to carry out the switch to Common Core. Gradebook. More from StateImpact Florida.
Charter schools. The Orlando Sentinel takes a closer look at a failed charter in Orange.
Career academies. The number in the Bay County school district will rise from four to 12 next year. Panama City News Herald.
Conspiracy! The Tampa Tribune gets picked up by the Huffington Post.
School security. It’ll be an issue during the legislative session. Palm Beach Post.
School recognition funds. Lower grades, less money for Marion schools. Ocala Star Banner.
School closures. A lawsuit backed by the Florida Civil Rights Association says proposed school closures in Brevard would disproportionately affect low-income, minority students. Florida Today.
Restraint. A couple is suing the school board over district officials’ repeated use of physical restraints on their autistic son. Palm Beach Post.
Privatization. The union representing custodians and grounds maintenance workers in Volusia is seeking severance pay for 485 workers whose jobs are set to be outsourced. Daytona Beach News J0urnal.
Technology. Some Escambia high schools have BYOD policies. Pensacola News Journal.