Florida education news: Single-gender schools, Hebrew lessons, commissioner search and more
SUMMER READING: Students at Franklin Boys Prep spend their summer doing reading assignments as the school aims to improve their skills. • Flagler schools find students in single-gender classes get better test results, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. (Times photo, Marlene Sokol)
HEBREW LESSONS: Pinellas County's 23rd charter school focuses on Hebrew language and culture.
LESS POLITICS: The Florida Board of Education seeks an experienced administrator to take over as commissioner, preferably with less meddling from politicians. A South Florida lawmaker objects to the qualifications the board has set forth, Broward.net reports.
UNDER ADVISEMENT: The Florida Supreme Court hears arguments in the FEA's challenge to the state's pension law, the Florida Current reports.
PROBLEMS: The Manatee school district uncovers budget errors that force it into crisis mode, the Herald-Tribune reports.
UPGRADES: The Diocese of Palm Beach invests in technology for several of its regional schools, the Stuart News reports.
FIRING STANDS: An administrative judge upholds the firing of two Brevard maintenance workers, Florida Today reports.
TEACHER TENURE: Palm Beach teachers and district officials disagree during negotiations about job security, the Palm Beach Post reports.
UNDER FIRE: A Polk school principal is criticized for exaggerating his military credentials, the Ledger reports.