Florida education news: Merit pay lawsuit, school milk rules, declining SAT scores and more
DO IT RIGHT: Two Pinellas teachers are among the plaintiffs in a lawsuit contending that Florida's new merit pay/teacher evaluation law is unconstitutional.
PLEADING FOR HER JOB: A Pasco teacher faces dismissal over accusations of foul language and inappropriate comments to students.
KIDS CAMPAIGN: Candidates for Hernando's new student delegate to the School Board make their case.
UNIVERSITY EXPANSION: The Florida Board of Governors laments a shrinking budget that makes it hard to complete construction projects. • The BOG should stand up to Sen. J.D. Alexander's bullying on USF Polytechnic, the Times editorializes. • The board questions the need to open a new dental school at UCF, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
THINK AGAIN: Pasco teachers should not be held financially responsible for district technology assigned to them, the Times editorializes.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Bryant Elementary's principal honored for fundraising efforts • Gizmo simulations website a big hit with Challenger K-8 students • Video conference classes bring global issues to Freedom High • Powell Middle School's open house an eye-opener
SPILLED MILK: The Collier school district is fighting a federal policy that requires schools to throw away unused milk daily, the Naples Daily News reports.
SAT DROPS: Florida's average SAT scores continue to decline, the AP reports.
DIFFERENT STYLES: A Flagler elementary school adds single-gender classrooms, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
LABOR NEWS: Collier teachers reach a salary deal with the district, the Naples Daily News reports.
NEW LEADER: A Chicago schools executive will be Broward's new superintendent, the Sun-Sentinel reports.