Florida education news: Community college enrollment, school taxes, principal bonuses and more
DECLINES: Tampa area community colleges see their enrollments drop. (Times photo, Dirk Shadd)
TOUGH TALK: Hillsborough peer evaluator teachers learn how to have more meaningful conversations with the teachers they review.
TAX TIME: Pinellas school officials are hopeful voters will renew a local property tax that supports district operations. • Pasco voters will decide whether to extend a 1 percent sales tax supporting schools, if they can find the measure on the ballot, the Times editorializes.
TOO BIG? Some University of Central Florida officials worry the school has grown too large, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
BONUS CASH: Lee officials consider paying $10,000 bonuses to successful principals who agree to take on low-performing schools, the Naples Daily News reports.
WHAT NOT TO TWEET: The Manatee school district prepares social media usage policies for employees, the Bradenton Herald reports.
SING A SONG: Destin Elementary School gets its music class back after two years without, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.