Florida education news: Teacher training, school impact fees, merit pay and more
TOP TEACHERS: The Hernando County school district will name its teacher of the year on Friday.
TEACHER TRAINING: Education reform in Florida and the United States must reach colleges of education to be effective, David R. Colburn and Brian Dassler write in an op-ed for the Times.
NO GO: The Collier School Board delays contract renewal for 15 top administrators tied to the outgoing superintendent, the Naples Daily News reports.
NEVER GIVE UP: A mentorship program helps Immokalee teens whose families have no history of college move into higher education, the Naples Daily News reports.
A LITTLE HELP: The Martin school district seeks higher education impact fees, the Stuart News reports.
ROADBLOCKS: A charter school group accuses the city of Lynn Haven of standing in its path to opening, the Panama City News Herald reports.
SETTING BOUNDS: The Florida Keys Community College establishes a "no fraternization" policy, the Keynoter reports.
MERIT PAY: Florida lawmakers begin crafting a new bill that would tie teacher pay to student performance, the Orlando Sentinel reports.