Florida education news: Rookie teachers, ethics training, summer school and more
MAKING IT: A slew of rookie teachers survive their first year at struggling Lakewood Elementary in Pinellas. (Times photo, Lara Cerri)
CHAPTER 2: A large and growing list of veteran Pasco County educators look past retirement to the next fun thing to do.
OUTRAGEOUS: A bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers is getting angry about delays in FCAT results.
TIME FOR TRAINING: Hernando schools should offer ethics and sexual harassment lessons to all employees, as a spate of questionable actions demonstrates, the Times editorializes.
BATTLING SUMMER SLIDE: Duval schools double the amount of summer school programs for both remediation and enrichment, the Florida Times-Union reports.
HELPING PARENTS HELP THEIR KIDS: Manatee schools offer English classes to parents who need them, which in turn lets them help their kids with school, the Bradenton Herald reports.
UPHEAVAL: Palm Beach School Board elections shape up as an effort to overturn the status quo unlike any time in the recent past, the Palm Beach Post reports.
TOUGH TIMES: Brevard's newest high school, intended to be the district's pride, instead draws comparisons to the district's only D-rated school, Florida Today reports.
WHO NEEDS IT? The delay in FCAT results while the world moves on shows just how little Florida schools need the standardized test, Northwest Florida Daily News columnist Wendy Victora writes.
MORE FRIENDS, BETTER GRADES: A new study suggests that the more in-school friends a teen has, the more likely he or she is to perform well academically, USA Today reports.