Florida education news: School without tests, sexting teacher, diploma mill and more
NO TESTS, NO HOMEWORK: Students at Suncoast Waldorf get their education without a heavy focus on passing exams. (Times photo, Jim Damaske)
MAKING CONNECTIONS: Pinellas community and school leaders listen to young black males about how they might improve their educational experiences.
FIGHTING THE MOVE: Lakeview Fundamental Elementary parents try to stop the Pinellas school district from moving their program to D-rated Gulfview Elementary.
30 PER CLASSROOM? Politifact examines a claim by No On 8 that says the passage of Amendment 8 would lead to classes of more than 30 children and finds it Half True.
956 INAPPROPRIATE MESSAGES: A Seminole middle school teacher resigns before he can be terminated over complaints that he was sexting with a former student, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
BACK OFF: Manatee school leaders reject Florida State University's demand that Southeast High School stop using the Seminole as a team logo, the Bradenton Herald reports.
DIPLOMA MILL: A Texas court shuts down an online high school with ties to Florida-based Keiser University, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
CHANGE OF HEART: Brevard officials reconsider a threat to close a struggling charter school, Florida Today reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an In Her Own Words feature with former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee.