Florida education news: Student uniforms, value-added evaluations, teacher salaries and more
BEHAVE: Pinellas high school leaders discuss imposing student uniforms, much to the chagrin of students. (Education Week photo)
PARTNERS: A Tampa private school teams with a behavioral health clinic to better serve students with Asperger's.
JOINT EFFORT: FEA lawyers join the state Education department in fighting the Florida Times-Union's request for the release of teacher value-added evaluation scores, the Times-Union reports.
HOW MUCH? Some taxpayer groups question the need to pay Florida teachers higher salaries, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
NO SURPRISE: Manatee High students say it was well known that a teacher under investigation crossed boundaries with some students, the Herald-Tribune reports. The teacher is placed on leave during the investigation, the Bradenton Herald reports.
UNFAIR: Florida Gulf Coast University professors oppose a plan to charge higher tuition to students in the liberal arts and humanities than in science and engineering fields, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
SAFETY: Panhandle school districts work to make their schools more secure, the Panama City News Herald reports.
LET THEM PRAY? A Flagler School Board member calls for a policy allowing student prayer, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
REAL SAVINGS? Privatizing custodial and maintenance services would save Volusia schools about $18 million, but it's not clear how much the district would have to pay for new services, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.