Florida education news: Classroom iPads, performance pay, teaching jobs and more
GOING DIGITAL: Students at Winding Waters K-8 learn to live without textbooks and paper as they convert to iPads. (Times photo, Octavio Jones)
PERFORMANCE PAY: Pinellas teachers instructing online courses will see part of their pay tied to whether their students pass.
GOING GREEN: The Hillsborough school district prepares to build its first LEED-certified school.
STILL NOTHING: Florida is failing to follow through on its efforts to rate teachers and pay them for performance, the Times editorializes.
SMOKE LESS: An annual survey shows Florida students are smoking tobacco much less than two years ago, the Florida Times-Union reports.
HELLO STUDENTS: Gov. Rick Scott prepares a letter about the importance of education to send to thousands of Florida students, the AP reports.
WHERE TO GO? Three Broward charter schools announce they'll close next week, leaving students without a school, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
SHORTAGE: Broward schools don't have enough teachers after enrollment surpasses expectations, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TUTORING TROUBLES: A review reveals that several Palm Beach tutoring firms didn't pay the school district owed rent, while many district teachers tutored their own students against policy, the Palm Beach Post reports.