Florida education news: Teacher termination, school grading, STEM teachers and more
ON DEFENSE: A Land O'Lakes High teacher tries to save her job during a daylong hearing before the Pasco School Board. (Times photo, Leah Millis)
ACCOUNTABILITY "AT ITS WORST": The Hillsborough School Board blisters a state decision to grade schools for students with disabilities.
STEP UP: Longtime Hernando educator Leechele Booker is picked to take over Hernando High School.
STEM: Lee and Collier school officials differ on a federal proposal to spend more money to create a corps of STEM teachers, the Naples Daily News reports.
ON TRACK: Education commissioner Gerard Robinson tells Lee residents that Florida's school accountability system is moving as planned during his continued listening tour, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
NAP TIME: A Manatee teacher could lose her job for napping during work hours, among other concerns, the Herald-Tribune reports.
DENIAL: Former Palm Beach superintendent Art Johnson rejects allegations that he punished critics on his staff with job assigments, the Palm Beach Post reports.
GOALS: The Polk school district aims to improve its state grade from C to A within a year, the Ledger reports.
NEW VIEWS: Osceola's third superintendent in a year and a half explains her thoughts on running the district to the Orlando Sentinel.