Florida education news: Hooter's waitress, FCAT cut scores, charter boarding school and more
WRONG MESSAGE? A Pinellas mom complains that one of the few speakers at her son's school for the Great American Teach-In is a Hooter's waitress.
TAKE A HIKE: Hernando schools prepare to end bus rides to and from day cares.
TEACHER TRAINING: Gulf Highlands Elementary in Pasco focuses on improving instruction to overcome its F state grade.
EVALUATING PEERS: A Hillsborough teacher evaluator says the job can be agonizing, but the work is critical to get right.
ONE MORE TRY: The Florida Board of Education asks for another independent panel to review FCAT cut score proposals before its vote, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
MALE TEACHERS WANTED: The Polk school district teams with USF Polytechnic to recruit and train more minority male teachers, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
COLLEGE PREP: The Florida Department of Education picks a D.C. charter provider to create a college prep boarding school for at-risk youth in Miami, the News Service of Florida reports.
CUTTING COSTS: An advisory group looks into outsourcing, school consolidation and other changes to find about $52 million in savings for Palm Beach schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Darryl Cobb, principal of Florida's new charter school startup grant program.