Florida education news: School grades, class size, furlough days and more
KEEP WAITING: Florida school districts will not get their school grades until after a review of concerns that FCAT scores are inaccurate. The state has hired a second group to help with the audit. That's an important first step to ensuring the system's integrity, the Miami Herald editorializes. See the FLDOE's new website on the situation for more details. (Times file photo)
CRYING FOUL: Palm Beach joins a growing group of school districts intent on suing over the Florida Legislature's imposition of major fines for failing to comply with the class size amendment, the Palm Beach Post reports.
EDUCATION LOOMS: Senate Bill 6 and education funding play a major role in the state Senate race in which SB 6 sponsor John Thrasher faces some tough opposition, the Florida Times-Union reports.
LABOR NEWS: Broward's non-teaching employees agree to several furlough days in order to protect jobs, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
REORGANIZATION: Miami-Dade revises its central office staffing to save $8 million, the Miami Herald reports.
TOUGH ACT: Panhandle school districts look for creative ways to meet the class size amendment, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
OIL SPILL CLAIMS: The Bay School Board hires a law firm to handle any oil spill-related matters it faces, the Panama City News Herald reports.