Florida education news: Reading tests, school construction, school rezoning and more
FRUSTRATED BY FAIR: Florida's new online reading assessment is causing fits among educators as the system keeps freezing up. (Times file photo - not actually kids taking the test)
SISTERS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES: A new Pinellas mentoring program aims to help teen girls improve in school, and in life.
TAKING THEM ON: Palm Beach's chief academic officer copes with the criticisms of his new accountability and testing program, the Sun-Sentinel reports. Meanwhile, the district continues to back away from the requirements, the Palm Beach Post reports.
PROBLEMS PERSIST: The Sun-Sentinel takes a look at why Broward's construction program has so many troubles.
CASH FOR THEIR FISH: A Fort Pierce middle school raises — then cooks — tilapia in its aquaculture program. The fish fry proceeds will help pay for new projects, the Fort Pierce Tribune reports.
SHAKE 'EM UP: Marion considers redrawing its high school attendance boundaries, the Ocala Star Banner reports.
TRUSTEES NEEDED: Lots of them. Gov. Crist has 48 university trustee slots to fill over the next three months, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview about homework with Club Z tutor Tracey Holloway.