Florida education news: Magnet schools, professor tenure, Race to the Top and more
LET'S MAKE A DEAL: The Pinellas School Board tentatively arrives at contract terms for interim superintendent candidate John Stewart. • The selection of an interim should not become a power play for the board's permanent superintendent search, the Times editorializes.
COMPROMISED: A Pasco schools employee relations investigator is recommended for firing over his own bad judgment.
MAGNET REVIEW: Duval officials will consider whether the district allows too many neighborhood students to attend magnet schools, skewing the demographics, the Florida Times Union reports.
SHOW THEM THE MONEY: Indian River School Board members ask local lawmakers to better fund education, while the lawmakers warn to brace for more cuts, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
EXTENDING THE CHANGES: A growing number of Florida leaders embraces Gov. Rick Scott's ideas to alter tenure, pay and other aspects of higher education similar to what's been done in K-12, the News Service of Florida reports.
TAKEOVER: Florida-based Charter Schools USA is selected to run several struggling Indiana schools, the Indianapolis Star reports.
MORE FEDERAL FUNDS: Gov. Rick Scott agrees to pursue another round of Race to the Top, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
CONFUSION: Flagler officials receive hundreds of calls daily over changed school bus routes, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
SHUT 'EM DOWN? The Marion School Board ponders closing three schools to save money, the Ocala Star Banner reports.
STILL PUSHING: State Sen. J.D. Alexander makes a personal pitch to Gov. Rick Scott to split the Lakeland campus from USF, the Lakeland Ledger reports.