Florida education news: Teacher bashing, school grades, high school sports and more
UNDER FIRE: Florida teachers say they feel undervalued as lawmakers and the general public criticize what they do. Some educators complain that too much politics is being infused into schools, the St. Augustine Record reports. (Times photo, Marlene Sokol)
FORGET THE F: Students, teachers and parents at Pasco's Anclote High say their school's failing grade brought them together and does not begin to define them.
NO FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Duval's School Board chairman suggests that all athletics will be eliminated to cope with budget shortfalls, the Florida Times-Union reports.
EARLY RELEASE DAY: The Collier School Board considers letting go superintendent Dennis Thompson before his contract expires, the Naples Daily News reports.
WORTH EVERY PENNY: Palm Beach schools find volunteers invaluable in helping students as the district budget shrinks, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
VOUCHER VOODOO: The headmaster of a private Palm Beach school took state voucher funds and sought more after his school had closed, the Palm Beach Post reports.
PUPPET POWER: A Haines City Spanish teacher gets her students immersed in the language using puppet shows, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
FORGET IT: An appellate court rejects former Monroe superintendent Randy Acevedo's appeal of his misconduct conviction, the Keynoter reports.