Florida education news: Culinary arts, school names, teacher pay and more
BAKE-OFF: Pasco County culinary arts students compete for the chance to make dessert for one of the county's premiere fund raising events. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer)
WHAT'S IN A NAME? Hernando students get to vote on what to call the district's new K-8 school.
GROWING STRONG: The Learning Gate charter school in Lutz plans to open a high school.
ON DEFENSE: Florida education commissioner Eric J. Smith meets with Duval leaders amid concerns that he's being too tough on efforts to improve the county's struggling schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.
IN A QUANDARY: Palm Beach School Board members struggle with whether to fire superintendent Art Johnson, the Palm Beach Post reports.
PLAY POLICY: Flagler schools look to revise rules over what plays may be performed after a flap over To Kill a Mockingbird, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
LABOR NEWS: Lake teachers ask for salary step increases but are told there's no money, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Dr. David Schonfeld, director of the National Center on School Crisis and Bereavement.