Florida education news: Struggling schools, layoffs, bullying and more
STALLED TALKS: Florida House and Senate leaders bicker over budget terms, including the amount spent on higher education.
MOVING ON: Hernando's School Board attorney gets the top legal job with the Broward school district.
OK AT LAST: Florida Department of Education officials say they'll recommend Duval's plans to improve struggling schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.
LABOR NEWS: A special magistrate offers her findings on Manatee teacher contracts that had gone to impasse, the Bradenton Herald reports. • Palm Beach offers raises to teachers with 10 years or fewer experience, the Palm Beach Post reports. • More than 500 Alachua annual contract teachers get word they might not have jobs in the fall, the Gainesville Sun reports.
BUDGET CUTS: The Broward School Board considers cutting sports, field trips, teachers and other expenses as it seeks to reduce spending by $150 million, the Miami Herald reports. • The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office rejects the idea of merging with the school district police force, the Palm Beach Post reports.
TRANSFERRED: A teacher accused of bullying a student who did not want to dissect frogs is sent to a different school and assigned a mentor teacher, the Naples Daily News reports.
TERMINATION COMING? A Lee principal faces termination over a sexual harassment complaint that he says he knew nothing about, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
MAGNET DISPUTE: Duval parents criticize district policy regarding who gets into magnet schools, the Florida Times-Union reports.