Florida education news: Teacher evaluation, salaries, bullying and more
WORK IN PROGRESS: Three years in, Hillsborough school and union officials continue to look for ways to improve the district's experimental teacher evaluation system. (Times file photo)
PAY PROBLEMS: The Pasco school district administration examines salary structures in search of ways to make pay more equitable and competitive.
PAY ATTENTION: Schools need to listen to parents when they complain of bullying and not try to explain away the concerns, columnist Dan DeWitt writes.
CLOSE THE GAP: Duval civic leaders talk about providing more positive role models and creating gender-specific schools to help close the education achievement gap for black students, the Florida Times-Union reports.
BE HEALTHY: The federal government proposes new school nutrition rules that would ban the sale of most high-sugar sports drinks and candies, the AP reports.
LOGGING IN: College acceptance letters go the way of the dodo as Florida high school seniors learn of their fate online instead, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
ON THE MEND: Edison State College attempts to fix policies and procedures in hopes of renewing its accreditation, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
TESTING: Florida prepares to replace the FCAT with a new series of assessments despite a growing movement against high-stakes testing, the Stuart News reports.
SAVIOR: A Monroe charter school reporting just $63 in available funds gets a lifeline in the form of a $350,000 state grant, the Keynoter reports.
VETERAN TEACHERS: Florida schools rank high nationally in hiring military veterans, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.