Florida education news: Facebook, high school grades, National Board certification and more
FACEBOOK FIGHT: Officials investigate a Facebook page that vilified Pinellas Thurgood Marshall Fundamental School, citing cyberbullying as a concern.
FIVE MORE YEARS: USF president Judy Genshaft gets a pay raise and contract extension.
IMPROVING COMPREHENSION: Pasco High School finds success with a reading program that helps both its lowest and highest achieving students.
EASY FIX: Florida's new high school grading system was easy to game by including new criteria such as participation in Advanced Placement courses, the Miami Herald reports.
REBUILDING TIME: Lee County private schools launch efforts to increase sagging enrollment, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
THE V WORD: Lt. Gov.-elect Jennifer Carroll won't say 'vouchers' but stresses the need for change in Florida public schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.
ALWAYS A HERO: Bay schools safety director Mike Jones has been a respected leader well before his actions in a recent shooting at a board meeting, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
LESS MONEY, LESS INTEREST: The number of Florida teachers seeking National Board certification continues to dwindle with state incentives no longer in place, the Orlando Sentinel reports.