Florida education news: Florida education commissioner, teacher evaluations, Race to the Top and more
NEW COMMISSIONER: Gerard Robinson, Gov. Rick Scott's choice for Florida education commissioner, gets the nod from the State Board of Education. (Photo from Florida Governor's Office)
NO ANSWERS: The Hernando School Board stalls in seeking solutions for a $1.4 million budget shortfall.
WISH LIST: St. Petersburg College sets construction project priorities, knowing many won't get done anytime soon.
HERE COMES THE SUN: Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen's efforts to keep the public out of a meeting where she'll be reviewed are wrongheaded, the Times editorializes.
MARZANO'S METHODS: The Santa Rosa school district moves ahead with new teacher evaluations, the Santa Rosa Press Gazette reports.
NO CHEATING HERE: Manatee superintendent Tim McGonegal finds no evidence of FCAT cheating at a local charter school, the Bradenton Herald reports.
MERIT PAY: Miami-Dade teachers will be among the first in Florida to get performance bonuses under Race to the Top, the Miami Herald reports.
PAY CUT: Broward docks the $108,000 pay of a former janitor who teaches occasional cleaning classes, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LABOR NEWS: An arbitrator finds the Palm Beach school district acted properly in taking away years of experience for hundreds of teachers, the Palm Beach Post reports.
OVERBUILT: Seminole schools face closure after the district built too many seats, the Orlando Sentinel reports.