Florida education news: High school community service, FCAT scoring, superintendent selection and more
GIVING BACK: Pinellas high school students find that community service hours help bolster their college applications. (Times photo, Melissa Lyttle)
FOLLOW UTAH: A member of the Utah Board of Education suggests in an op-ed piece for the Salt Lake Tribune that Florida should emulate Utah's education system, and not the other way around.
FIXING IT: The CEO of NCS Pearson says his company is making improvements to the way it scores the FCAT, the AP reports.
DUH: An Orlando teen is arrested after two schools go on lockdown because of a fake explosive in his backpack, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
NO MORE ELECTIONS? A new Martin County PAC seeks to have their schools superintendent appointed rather than elected, the Stuart News reports.
ON THE MOVE: Polk schools reassign 43 teachers, mostly because of class size rules, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview about Amendment 8 (class size) with state Rep. Will Weatherford.