Florida education news: STEM courses, GED programs, charter schools and more
GET MOVING: Florida has the opportunity to take off in science, technology, engineering and math if leaders have the will, columnist Robert Trigaux writes. (Times photo, Douglas Clifford)
TEACHER TRAINING: The new Pinellas superintendent revamps the district's teacher professional development programs.
JAILHOUSE EDUCATION: Newly imposed state fees threaten to end GED programs in Florida prisons.
SICK LEAVE: Florida school districts no longer can afford payouts for all unused sick leave, the Times editorializes.
TOO SMALL: A Palm Beach charter school struggles with only 13 students enrolled, the Palm Beach Post reports.
PLEASE SHOW UP: Alachua schools gear up for the state's fall student count, the Gainesville Sun reports.
LABOR NEWS: Manatee district negotiators declare impasse in contract negotiations, the Herald-Tribune reports.
CHARTER SCUFFLE: A Miami-Dade charter school comes under scrutiny for charging improper fees and having questionable contracts, the Miami Herald reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Chris Dunning, principal of Pasco County's Paul R. Smith Middle School.