Florida education news: Commissioner search, charter schools, tutoring and more
CLOSELY WATCHED: With Florida considered the epicenter of U.S. education reform, eyes are upon the state's new commissioner search. The State Board should look for someone who's open minded to accountability and to the limits of testing, the Orlando Sentinel editorializes.
ANOTHER SHOT: Three applicants denied charter schools in Pasco last year try again, along with one new entry.
CAFETERIA CATERING: A Miami-Dade deli will prepare and deliver custom-ordered lunch to students at select area private schools, the Miami Herald reports.
OFF THE LIST: All but one of Duval's "intervene" schools show enough improvement to lose that lowest-performing tag, the Florida Times-Union reports.
SPECIALTY PROGRAMS: An increase in Guatemalan students in Lake Worth prompts the need for more after-school tutors, the Palm Beach Post reports.
BE THERE: Flagler schools find success in initiatives encouraging better student attendance, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
LABOR NEWS: Bay County teachers and district representatives reach agreements on bonus pay and teacher attendance in negotiations, the Panama City News Herald reports.