Florida education news: Education Innovation, school board security, following Florida and more
CHANGES IN STORE? Florida governor-elect Rick Scott's education transition team proposes major restructuring of the state's public schooling. More from the Palm Beach Post. (AP photo)
REZONING: The Pasco School Board gives initial approval to new boundaries for middle and high schools on the east side.
ADDED SECURITY: The Hernando School Board considers having an armed officer at its meetings in the wake of last week's Bay County shooting.
FOLLOWING FLORIDA: Making clear that Florida's education system is a role model, New Mexico governor-elect Susan Martinez appoints former Florida deputy education commissioner Hanna Skandera as that state's education chief, NMPolitics.net reports. Is Florida's model worth following? Washington Post columnist Valerie Strauss explores the issue with USF education professor Sherman Dorn.
FIX IT: This year's Florida high school grades appear unsustainable, and schools face the challenge of continued improvement, the Miami Herald editorializes.
MORE PROBLEMS: The former Bradenton Prep now is cited for operating without proper permits, the Bradenton Herald reports.
PAYOUT TIME: Broward's retiring school board lawyer will get more than $100,000 in unused vacation and sick time when he retires, the Sun-Sentinel reports.