Florida education news: Achievement gap, high school grades, teacher selection and more
CLOSING THE GAP: A "Dream Team" of community volunteers forms in St. Petersburg to help three high-minority schools — Gibbs High, Baypoint Middle and Maximo Elementary — overcome the achievement gap.
DO THE RIGHT THING: Hernando should let the Pasco and Citrus students who were incorrectly enrolled at Nature Coast Technical High remain there, the Times editorializes.
MORE THAN THE FCAT: Florida's new, more detailed method of grading high schools is about to begin, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
ON A MISSION: Gadsden schools aim to overcome a culture of failure, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
USE IT OR LOSE IT: Manatee looks at reducing the amount of unused sick leave it will pay to retiring teachers, the Bradenton Herald reports.
REINVENTING EDISON: Miami's Edison Senior High — one of Florida's most struggling schools — will reopen with a new name, new curriculum, new look and a hope that all this will work to turn the school around, the Miami Herald reports.
EVERYBODY SHIFT: Orange considers redrawing the attendance zones of all its schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WHO'S YOUR TEACHER? Manatee and Sarasota schools spend a lot of time trying to match students to the right educator, the Herald-Tribune reports.