Florida education news: Teacher bonuses, evaluations, layoffs and more
NO BONUS: Some Pasco County teachers call for changes to Florida's school recognition law after being excluded from bonuses at the school where they taught last year.
PAY TO PLAY: The Hillsborough School Board considers allowing high school lacrosse teams if students cover the cost.
SEEKING SOLUTIONS: The Hillsborough Education Foundation will try to find funding to cover promised scholarships for 17 students in the districts Urban Teaching Academy. The district should make sure it keeps its promise, the Times editorializes.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Sign language dinner tests students' communication skills
CHALLENGED: The Florida Education Association files a challenge to the state's new rules governing teacher evaluations, the News Service of Florida reports.
FAIR SHARE: The Polk Charter School Association sues the school district saying charter students aren't properly funded, the Ledger reports.
PALMS UP: The Lee school district investigates bio-scanners for cafeterias to help the lunch line move faster, the Naples Daily News reports.
LAST-MINUTE APPOINTMENTS: Duval superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals looks to fill some key administrative vacancies on his way out the door, the Florida Times-Union reports.
SEE THE NURSE: The Palm Beach School District reaches a deal to keep nurses on staff in several schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.
DUE PROCESS: A Volusia charter school accuses the School Board of meeting improperly when deciding the charter school's fate, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
BUDGET CUTS: Monroe superintendent Jesus Jara proposes nearly $7 million in spending cuts including layoffs and furloughs to keep the district budget afloat, the Keynoter reports.
TAX AWAY: The Seminole County Commission encourages the School Board to ask voters for increased property taxes to support school operations, the Orlando Sentinel reports.