Florida education news: Teacher evaluation battle, higher education reform, magnet schools and more
WATCH OUT: Pinellas Trail riders are urged to keep their eyes open for kids headed to Ozona Elementary each morning. (Times photo, Douglas R. Clifford)
EVALUATION SHOWDOWN: A Hillsborough teacher is suspended for insubordination after refusing his assigned peer observer as unqualified to judge him.
WIMPS: The Florida Board of Governors let politics sway them in their timid response to USF Polytechnic's independence bid, the Times editorializes.
HIGHER ED REFORM: Florida university presidents will study possible changes for accountability, tuition and other higher education issues, the News Service of Florida reports. More from the Orlando Sentinel and the Associated Press.
SAVE OUR SCHOOLS: Brevard parents fight to protect their schools from closure, Florida Today reports.
INFORMATION EXPOSED: Thousands of Wakulla students' social security numbers were accidentally posted online, WCTV reports.
ATTRACT OR DIE: Broward officials consider closing magnet programs that aren't bringing students in, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
GET LOST: A Clay pastor agrees to stop praying on school district property after district officials threaten legal action, the Florida Times-Union reports.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Palm Beach school employees say they want their next superintendent to value them more, the Palm Beach Post reports.