Florida education news: English lessons, high-stakes testing, teacher raises and more
LANGUAGE LESSONS: Angelica Ibarra uses her own past experiences to inform her efforts to teach English to Spanish speakers in Plant City. (Times photo, Eve Edeheit)
GLOBETROTTING: Brooksville Elementary teacher Kathy Gates travels the world and shares tales of her adventures with her eager students.
LESS STRESS: The St. Johns School Board prepares to adopt a resolution urging Florida to reduce its reliance on high-stakes testing, the St. Augustine Record reports.
BUSING WOES: Broward district officials blame a lack of bus drivers for recent student transportation troubles, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
REBRANDING: Collier's education foundation changes its name to reflect its renewed focus on learning, the Naples Daily News reports.
INPUT: Brevard district leaders decide to poll parents for their views on sibling preference during school choice admissions, Florida Today reports.
FLOODED: Palm Beach schools experience more than $2 million in damages from Hurricane Isaac, the Palm Beach Post reports.
LABOR NEWS: Polk adopts a budget without consideration of teacher raises because the issue has yet to come up in negotiations, the Ledger reports.