Florida education news: Janssen under scrutiny, student Facebook comments, four-day school weeks and more
ON THE HOT SEAT: Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen faces a frank evaluation of her performance, which has been questioned lately.
INNOVATION AT USF: The University of South Florida ranks among the top 300 U.S. institutions to receive patents.
REFORM MESSAGE: Newly appointed Florida education commissioner Gerard Robinson must find the proper combination of school reform with improving the existing public school system, the Times editorializes.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH: The Polk School Board's lawyer tells members they can't restrict or control students' Facebook comments, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
ADMINISTRATIVE PAY: Attention turns to administrators' six-figure salaries as Manatee school officials look to cut spending, the Bradenton Times reports. • The district is looking to cut $11 million in spending, the Herald-Tribune reports.
FIRED: Broward lets go two embattled leaders of the district's transportation department, the Sun-Sentinel reports. • Palm Beach fires an elementary school principal accused of stealing from her school, the Palm Beach Post reports.
FOUR DAY WEEK: Marion's superintendent will ask his School Board to approve a four-day school week, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.