Tax credit scholarships. The “escalator” provision on the enrollment cap for Florida’s program – something most programs in other states do not have – is a plus for low-income parents and taxpayers, writes Cato’s Jason Bedrick.
School grades. There needs to be truth in advertising, Tony Bennett says. Gradebook. Manatee officials like the proposed tweaks. Bradenton Herald. So do officials in Volusia and Flagler. Daytona Beach News Journal.
School technology. Middle and high school students train teachers on the latest. South Florida Sun Sentinel.
STEM. USF offers an elite camp for a handful of gifted high school students from around the country. Tampa Bay Times.
Teacher conduct. As part of a settlement deal, a former Gilchrist County teacher of the year accused of inappropriate behavior with female students will not return to the classroom but will get $54,000 in unpaid sick leave. Gainesville Sun.