Florida education news: Teacher evaluations, preschool expectations, charter school enrollment and more
A LITTLE HELP: Hillsborough teachers get a bonus to offset some of the salary the state took to put into their pension program.
BEST BAD CHOICE: Pinellas School Board members prepare to approve a new teacher evaluation model they don't like.
TIME TO EXPAND: Hernando's sole charter school gets initial approval to grow.
OUT OF CHANCES: Pasco teacher Maryann Verdi quickly wears out her welcome at Sunlake High and faces termination after multiple complaints.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Land O'Lakes grad Kevin Temmer earns kudos for his animated film on science projects.
BIG GIFT: USF receives $25.9 million in donated software for electrical engineering programs.
NEW PRE-K STANDARDS: The Florida Board of Education places higher expectations on preschools that get state money for prekindergarten programs, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SUPERINTENDENT CRITICIZED: An external report finds Martin superintendent Nancy Kline created a hostile work environment, the Stuart News reports.
LIVELY DEBATE: Supporters and opponents of Florida's education reform model, including former governor Jeb Bush, debate in Orlando, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
MORE BAD NEWS: Sarasota schools face a fifth straight year of budget declines, the Herald-Tribune reports.
FIGHTING FOR REPRESENTATION: A new group forms to push for improved academic performance of Hispanic students and more Hispanic leaders in the Palm Beach school district, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
HEADED TO CHARTERS: Miami-Dade and Broward traditional schools lose enrollment to growing charter schools, the Miami Herald reports.
LOOKING (FAR) AHEAD: Lee school officials project school grades for 2016 to begin preparing to avoid the worst case scenarios, the Naples Daily News reports.