Florida education news: ESE, school funding, homeless students and more
ESE NEEDS: A task force recommends changes in the Hillsborough school district's special education training programs.
RECONSIDER: The Pinellas School Board will again look into closing the struggling Imagine charter school in St. Petersburg.
EXTRA HELP: A Florida lawmaker files legislation to give schools with high percentages of low-income students added funding, the Florida Times-Union reports.
TOP MARKS: Florida fourth graders excel on an international reading test, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
ACCUSED: A Broward high school teacher is reassigned amid allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a student, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
ASSISTANCE: A Duval coalition looks for ways to better educate homeless students, the Florida Times-Union reports.
BEING GREEN: Southwest Florida schools save money by building more environmentally friendly, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
LABOR NEWS: The St. Lucie teachers union asks for mediation in contract talks, the St. Lucie Tribune reports.
CLOSURE BATTLE: The Brevard School Board continues to move toward closing schools to save money, Florida Today reports.
DISSATISFIED: Florida teachers still complain about their new evaluations despite positive marks, the Palm Beach Post reports.