Florida education news: Big school degrees, FCAT fines, teacher bonuses and more
THEY LIKE BIG SCHOOLS: Employers indicate they prefer to hire graduates of big universities including the University of Florida, the Gainesville Sun reports.
PENALTY PAID: NCS Pearson has paid a $14.7 million fine to the Florida Department of Education over late FCAT results, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WANT TO BE A SUPERINTENDENT? Lee County schools will need one now that superintendent James Browder has accepted a job at Edison State College, the Naples Daily News reports. He will resign his current post in November, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
THINK TWICE: Maybe Manatee schools should come up with a better answer to dealing with teachers who make negative comments than creating a controlling policy over social media use, Herald-Tribune columnist Tom Lyons writes.
DEMANDING SOME RESPECT: Palm Beach school bus drivers protest the way their supervisor treats them, the Palm Beach Post reports.
FIRED: Brevard schools dismiss the purchasing director for failing to report time off, Florida Today reports.
FIRED, PART II: A University of Florida professor is terminated for making inappropriate comments about women during a lecture, the Gainesville Sun reports.