Florida education news: school civics lessons, national standards, math lessons and more
GEORGE WHO? A growing number of Florida lawmakers think schoolchildren need to know more about American civics, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
AN 'ABOMINATION': Collier and Lee school officials blast proposals to change teacher evaluations, pay and contracts, the Naples Daily News reports. • The bill likely will drive off Florida's best teachers, the Daytona Beach News-Journal editorializes.
COMMON CORE: Florida is expected to be among the first group of states to sign off on proposed national standards for English and math, Bloomberg News reports.
PRIMO PRINCIPAL: Denise Phillips-Luster of James Stephens International Academy in Fort Myers wins Florida principal of the year, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
LESS IS MORE: Florida's new math standards will allow teachers to go more in depth with fewer topics, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
SEEKING SAVINGS: Lee County hires an auditor to find ways to cut school busing expenses, the Naples Daily News reports.
FOCUSED ATTENTION: Duval schools give extra help to some sixth- and ninth-graders judged most likely to drop out, the Florida Times-Union reports.
TRY ANOTHER FINGER: Palm Beach schools employees grow frustrated with the district's fingerprint-scanning time clocks, the Palm Beach Post reports.
SPECIAL FEE: Gainesville area lawmakers try to push through a transportation fee for Santa Fe College, the Gainesville Sun reports.