Florida education news: Bullying, academic 'time killers,' FCAT results and more
efforts to deter bullying in the months after a boy allegedly was raped by classmates at Walker Middle. The results so far are mixed, at best.
CLOSED: Bishop McLaughlin High closes as about 40 percent of the student body is out with the flu or a cold.
IN THE RUNNING: The race for Pasco School Board District 4 heats up.
DANGEROUS SHOW AND TELL: An Osceola High student is arrested for bringing an unloaded gun to a Pinellas school bus stop.
IT'S A MYTH: Demographers don't use third-grade FCAT results to predict Florida's future prison populations, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
TESTING BATTLE: Palm Beach officials back away from a district-wide testing plan amid protests by angry parents, the Palm Beach Post reports. Unlike parents, principals say the plan will help students achieve, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
RENEWED INTENSITY ON ACADEMICS: Flagler schools do away with the "time killers" that distract from student achievement, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
IF YOU THINK MAP IS BAD ... Washington, D.C., teachers will see their job security tied directly to student outcomes, the Washington Post reports.