Florida education news: Course registration, school grades, teacher pensions and more
LOGGING IN: Paul R. Smith Middle School tries out computerized course registration to see if it will work for all Pasco middle schools. (Times photo, Edward Linsmier)
ETHICS COMPLAINT: A Tallahassee mother files an ethics complaint against Florida Rep. Erik Fresen over his role in charter school legislation.
SCORING SNAG: Three Pinellas high schools are denied better school grades amid a dispute over data deadlines.
EVALUATING EVALUATIONS: Highlands school officials raise concerns about how to implement new teacher evaluation laws, the Sebring News-Sun reports.
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH? The Florida Department of Agriculture will decide on school lunches now instead of the Department of Agriculture, the AP reports.
SCHOOL CHOICES: A variety of bills aimed at expanding Florida's education choices move quickly through the Legislature, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
BUDGET CUTS: The Florida House and Senate come closer on an education budget, including a $540 per student funding reduction, but talks continue, the News Service of Florida reports. Meanwhile, the sides agree to have teachers and other state employees pay 3 percent into their pensions, the Buzz reports.
NO CONFIDENCE: The teachers at a Palm Beach high school vote to show their displeasure with their new principal, the Palm Beach Post reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster.