Charter schools: Pivot Charter Schools backs away from its application after Volusia County school officials prepare to reject the charter because it doesn’t fill a unique niche, among other concerns. Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Common Core: Palm Beach County parents sound off during a public meeting about the new standards. Palm Beach Post. Florida superintendents want to move forward with implementing the Common Core. Tampa Bay Times.
Pam Stewart: The career educator has proven to be the “go-to” person in Florida education leadership. Florida Times-Union.
New bills: State Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, files two bills to prevent some of students’ personal information from being gathered. Tampa Bay Times.
High-tech: A Lee County technical high school turns around its rough image with a diverse STEM program. Fort Myers News-Press.
Teacher pay: The Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association proposes raises that reward experienced teachers. Palm Beach Post.
FCAT: An Orange County third-grader held back because she failed the FCAT by one point may be the impetus for a legislative push to change the state’s decade-old retention law. Bay News 9.
SAT: Manatee County School District high school seniors exceed state and national averages on the SAT this year. Bradenton Herald.
Texting ban: In Santa Rosa and Escambia counties, schools support the new law that bans texting while driving. Pensacola News-Journal.
Literacy lessons: Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson teams up with three Hillsborough County elementary schools to launch a new reading program. The Tampa Tribune.