Florida education news: Teacher evaluations, FCAT scores, college costs and more
WHAT'S THE HOLDUP? Pasco teacher contract talks snag on disagreements over new teacher evaluation implementation.
UNDESIRED RANKING: Eckerd College gets named among America's "druggiest" colleges by the Daily Beast.
STEADY HAND: New Pinellas schools superintendent John Stewart has brought common sense and a lack of drama back to the job, the Times editorializes.
FCAT SCORES: Polk school leaders expect lower school grades to result from stricter FCAT cut scores, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
LEGAL BATTLES: The Manatee school district comes under fire for rising legal costs, the Herald-Tribune reports.
LEADERSHIP IS KEY: Good schools require strong principals, the Florida Times-Union editorializes.
EXPELLED: FAMU dismisses four students related to a recent hazing death, the Miami Herald reports. The school's band leader, ousted as a result of the incident, speaks out, the Florida Times-Union reports.
OUT OF BOUNDS: A Charlotte school resource officer resigns amid accusations that he had inappropriate contact with a 14-year-old girl, the Herald-Tribune reports. • Four members of a top-rated Palm Beach high school football team are under investigation for allegations of pressuring a 14-year-old girl into sex acts in a school bathroom, the Palm Beach Post reports.
COLLEGE PROTESTS: UF trustees agree to a 5 percent undergraduate fee increase as students protest outside, the Gainesville Sun reports. • UCF students rally outside a meeting of lawmakers to complain about rising college costs, the Orlando Sentinel reports.