Florida education news: Single gender education, teacher evaluations, parent involvement and more
ONE MORE CHOICE: Florida educators gather in Orlando to discuss the benefits of single gender education as an option for some students. (Times photo, Tyler Tjomsland)
DO THE WORK: Paul R. Smith Middle School in Pasco County establishes a Zeroes Aren't Permitted program to help kids see the importance of completing their assignments.
GRADING TEACHERS: Hernando schools roll out a new teacher evaluation system based on new state law. • Central Florida arts teachers wonder how they'll be considered for merit pay, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
LABOR NEWS: Monroe district and union officials try to improve their working relationship, the Keynoter reports.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT: Parents must play a key role to improve Florida's education system, the Fort Myers News-Press editorializes.
EAT UP: Federal school lunch nutrition requirements might matter little if kids won't eat the food, the Naples Daily News reports.
PAY RAISE? Okaloosa School Board members will consider giving themselves $1,000 more in pay, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
TOUGHER STANDARDS: Panhandle educators welcome more strenuous rules for Florida's prekindergarten program, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.