Florida education news: Contract deals, back to school, FCAT and more
NEVER MIND: A judge lifts his gag order on documents related to a student rape that occurred at Walker Middle. (Times photo, Kathleen Flynn)
NO RAISES, NO LAYOFFS: Hillsborough's noninstructional employees reach a tentative contract deal with the district.
SURPRISE, SURPRISE: That Florida teachers are teaching to the test is no news, the Pensacola News-Journal editorializes. What's good is that the state is doing something about it.
MORE SPACE: Manatee expands its professional support center, the Bradenton Herald reports.
LEAVE THE MIXER AT HOME: The Miami Herald offers some tips on what you do (and don't) need in your college dorm room.
SEX ED DEBATE: It's hot all over Florida, the Naples Daily News reports.
THAT WAS EMBARRASSING: FAU quietly uses its building unnaming policy to shed the honors of disgraced people, the Palm Beach Post reports. (Maybe they should wait until a person is dead, just to be sure.)
JUST BE ON TIME: Flagler won't back down on new school start times despite complaints, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
PLEASE DON'T GO: Polk aims to retain more of its new teachers, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with JoAnne Glenn, principal of Pasco's new eSchool.