Florida education news: High school grades, school bullying, superintendent search and more
NOT THE SAME? Comparing this year's Florida high school grades to last year's is meaningless because the measure is not the same, columnist Howard Troxler writes. Tarpon Springs High leaders note that their school's jump from D to A would have happened anyway just based on FCAT scores.
TAKE A CLOSER LOOK: The Pinellas school district should demand integrity from the Countryside High football booster club, which is the subject of a blistering audit, the Times editorializes.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Fox Chapel invites community to its holiday extravaganza • Serve-a-thon lets Spring Hill Christian Academy students help others • Seven Hernando County teachers awarded Splash! grants
GETTING BIGGER: Florida International University has plans to expand by 20,000 students over the next decade, the Miami Herald reports.
CLASS SIZE COPING: Palm Beach officials consider a dozen strategies to comply with the state's class size rules, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Miami-Dade teachers union declares impasse in contract negotiations, the Miami Herald reports.
SEEKING A SUPERINTENDENT: The Lee School Board sets a timeline for picking a new superintendent and makes plans to include community input in the process, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
LAWSUIT THREATENED: Proponents of a charter high school for Marco Island say they might sue the Collier School Board for delaying the effort, the Naples Daily News reports.
SCHOOL'S FAULT? An Orlando girl and her family blame the girl's school for failing to stop bullies from attacking them off campus, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
PAYING THE FINE: The Palm Beach School Board agrees to a $750 penalty over inappropriate campaigning for a tax referendum, the Palm Beach Post reports.