Florida education news: Pasco superintendent's election, value-added evaluations, MOOCs and more
CAMPAIGN CHAOS: A report by Tampa lawyer Tom Gonzalez reveals a Pasco school district administration filled with concern of retribution if employees did not back superintendent Heather Fiorentino's reelection bid.
FAMILIAR FACES: Pasco superintendent Kurt Browning brings two popular former district administrators back into the district as assistant superintendents, and promotes a highly regarded principal.
SELFISH: Former Zephyrhills High principal Steve Van Gorden needs to step away from public life rather than try to defend himself from the accusations that led to his school resignation, the Times editorializes.
EVALUATIONS: Even with new value-added models, St. Johns teachers continue to get top marks, the Florida Times-Union reports.
MORE CHANGE: State College of Florida acting president Jack Crocker is dismissed before his retirement takes hold, forcing the school to look for another leader, the Herald-Tribune reports.
HOUSING HELP: Edison State College offers scholarships to afford dorm life, the Naples Daily News reports.
CREDIT CONCERNS: Southwest Florida college and university leaders worry about the long-term implications of "massive open online courses," the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
LABOR NEWS: St. Lucie teacher contract negotiations end in impasse, the St. Lucie Tribune reports. • Palm Beach non-instructional union workers begin voting on their new contract proposal, the Palm Beach Post reports.