Florida education news: FCAT violations, school taxes, the end of USF Poly and more
DEFENSE: A Pasco alternative school teacher who faces unpaid suspension for FCAT proctoring violations explains her actions and suggests the state policies need some work.
A WAY OUT: The Pasco school district offers any Connerton Elementary teachers who wish to leave the school a streamlined transfer process.
RESOLVED: The Brevard School Board joins the movement calling for less emphasis on the FCAT, Florida Today reports.
MONEY TALKS: Pearson, which collects millions in Florida tax money for testing and other education materials, pays lobbyists to influence Florida lawmakers, WFTV reports.
UNDERSTANDING: Miami-Dade educators worry that test results for students still learning English will hurt their schools, the Miami Herald reports.
ON PROBATION: An accrediting agency details problems at Edison State College including a lack of integrity, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
PROVE IT: Indian River residents question the district's need for an additional local property tax for schools, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
FCAT ALLEGATIONS: A non-renewed Martin principal claims he was let go because he refused to cover up improper FCAT administration at his school, the Stuart News reports.
NEW RIDE: Broward schools consider retiring some school buses and paying to have students ride county transit instead, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
SAD: USF Lakeland faculty and staff grimly arrive at the end of the school's existence, the Ledger reports.