Florida education news: School attendance zones, migrant student tutoring, value-added teacher evaluations and more
ADJUSTMENT TIME: Pinellas district leaders hope to ease elementary school crowding with new attendance zones, but the moves worry some parents and students. The lines must be changed, the Times editorializes. (Times photo, Douglas R. Clifford)
EXTRA HELP: Pasco High launches after-school tutoring for migrant students to nearly instant success.
NEW ATTITUDE: Hernando's "last chance" school forges a successful path for students with its new focus.
TEACHER PREP: Florida plans to take a closer look at the colleges of education charged with training teachers, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SAVE OUR SCHOOL: Angry parents fight proposals to close some Brevard schools, Florida Today reports.
OF WHAT VALUE? Florida aims to figure out how much value teachers add to their students' learning, amid much criticism that no proven model exists to do this, the Miami Herald reports. With sidebar.
NO GIRLS ALLOWED: Broward officials will explore creating an all-boys school, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LABOR NEWS: A Miami-Dade teacher challenges the district's ratification vote on merit pay, the Miami Herald reports.
WAITER! WAITER! A Palm Beach county commissioner wants the school district to offer students country club internships, the Palm Beach Post reports.
BOOKS? WHAT BOOKS? UF aims to open an all-digital library, the Gainesville Sun reports.