Early learning. St. Johns County expands its full-day pre-K programs. St. Augustine Record.
Discipline. A student advocacy group plans a federal civil rights complaint against the Bay County school system, alleging discipline disparities that disproportionately affect African-Americans. Panama City News Herald.
Support services. Funding is in limbo for a Leon County center that provides after-school and juvenile-diversion programs. Tallahassee Democrat.
Elections. A teacher-turned-Hernando school board candidate bows out of the race after accepting a job in Pinellas County. Tampa Bay Times.
Information. Duval County announces a new online student information portal. Florida Times-Union.
Summer. A “summer bridge” program in Pinellas has record enrollment. Gradebook.
Administration. Alachua school board members are divided on Superintendent Owen Roberts’ performance in his second year, and his ratings have slipped. Gainesville Sun. A deputy Manatee County superintendent resigns. Bradenton Herald.
Standards. A review by TNTP finds Highlands County teachers have not yet adjusted to the new Florida Standards. Highlands Today.
Real estate. Ransom Everglades, an elite Miami private school, acquires a pricey real estate parcel that may allow it to grow. South Florida Business Journal.
Problems. An audit blasts management of an award-winning Broward debate program, and the principal at its school could face suspension as a result. South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Help with college. Naples high school grads earn journalism scholarships. Naples Daily News.