Florida education news: Consulting contracts, school board candidates, high-tech cheating and more
TOO MUCH: Pinellas Education Foundation members criticize the school district's contract with a benefits consultant. The Pinellas School Board should seriously consider cost savings ideas presented by the Foundation, the Times editorializes.
JUST SAY NO: Pasco School Board challenger Don Stephenson criticizes incumbent Joanne Hurley for having no "no" votes while on the board.
JUMP RIGHT IN: The field of candidates to replace Lew Williams on the Pinellas School Board grows to four.
RECONSIDER: School districts should look for alternatives to out of school suspensions as a way to keep teens on track, the Orlando Sentinel editorializes.
HONESTLY: Florida university professors worry about high-tech cheating as final exam season rolls around, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
WHAT A SHAM: A Brevard high school discovers that a large pledge of support will never come, Florida Today reports.
TWO WEEKS: Gov. Rick Scott receives legislation that would give USF Polytechnic its independence, the Ledger reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview about FCAT with Sharon Koon, Florida Department of Education assistant deputy commissioner for assessment.