Florida education news: Banned books, charter schools, class size laws and more
DON'T READ THAT: Teachers at Moore-Mickens Education Center use Banned Books Week to get students talking about reading and the meaning of books. (Times photo, Michele Miller)
SEEKING A SUPERINTENDENT: Members of the public offer the Pinellas School Board ideas about what type of leader to choose.
COMMON SENSE CHANGES: President Obama's changes to No Child Left Behind should improve the effort to improve truly failing schools, the Times editorializes.
THANKS A LOT: Lawmakers and school officials offer each other much praise at the Pasco County delegation meeting, but another message comes through clearly, columnist C.T. Bowen writes.
SHUTTING DOWN: Manatee officials move to close the Richard Milburn Academy charter school after a review showed the school failed to meet graduation requirements, the Bradenton Herald reports.
OPENING UP: The Broward School Board considers opening its own charter schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LABOR NEWS: Collier teachers overwhelmingly ratify a new contract, the Naples Daily News reports.
SUSPENDED, NO PAY: Lee officials negotiate a plan giving the superintendent authority to suspend an employee without pay pending a termination hearing, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
STILL HIRING: The Palm Beach school district spends millions more to comply with Florida's class size laws, the Palm Beach Post reports.
CHANGING THE RATINGS: More teachers will get "unsatisfactory" marks under Orange County's new evaluation system, the Orlando Sentinel reports.