Florida education news: Budget woes, test scores, school walkout and more
FINDING HIMSELF: Boca Ciega High senior Corey Kramer finds his autism makes him figety and awkward, except when performing on stage. (Times photo, Cherie Diez)
BLEAKER BUDGET: Florida's state economists predicted even less revenue than initially projected for the fiscal 2012 budget.
TEST RELEASE: The Florida Department of Education aims to get the results of this year's algebra end-of-course exams earlier than scheduled, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
PERFORMANCE PAY Q&A: The Orlando Sentinel reviews the basics of SB 736.
IN THE SHADE: Florida Gulf Coast University officials may have violated open meeting laws in their search for a new dean, the Naples Daily News reports.
OOPS: Some Duval students see their planned school walkout in support of teachers nixed when one of the organizers accidentally texted the principal about it, the Florida Times-Union reports.
MOVING ON UP: Walton school district officials consider moving some fifth graders into middle schools to cope with class size needs, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
POOR CHOICES? Some Monroe district leaders come under criticism for chartering a bus to tour around representatives from companies seeking to privatize the district's food services, the Keynoter reports.
LABOR NEWS: Palm Beach school cafeteria managers unionize, the Palm Beach Post reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Gail Connelly, executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals.