Florida education news: Evaluations, nutrition, university funding and more
EFFECTIVE: The vast majority of Florida teachers are rated effective or highly effective in the state's new and controversial teacher evaluation system. Details from Pasco schools. Collier's superintendent criticizes the state for its errors, the Naples Daily News reports. (Times file photo)
HEALTHY: Sulphur Springs Elementary students learn about nutrition while making mini pizzas.
VALUE: Florida university presidents' offer to trade tuition increases for higher state funding does not solve the state's problem of investing enough in higher education, the Times editorializes.
WHAT'D HE SAY? StateImpact replays an interview with Florida commissioner finalist Tony Bennett. A Palm Beach education activist group begins lobbying against Bennett as next commissioner, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TWITTER ETIQUETTE: The University of Miami sends out an emergency tweet that raises many eyebrows, the Miami Herald reports.
CLOSING: A financially troubled Manatee private school shuts down part of its operations, the Bradenton Herald reports.
BATTLE: Parents take their principal's side in a turf battle over management of their Palm Beach elementary school, the Palm Beach Post reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Okaloosa School Board considers raises for all district employees, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
FUNDRAISER: The Orange school district and the county's education foundation join forces to seek $26 million in contributions for unfunded school needs, the Orlando Sentinel reports.