Florida education news: Teachers, seniors, school days and more
ABOVE AND BEYOND: Chrissy Dorion wins Hillsborough's We Deliver award for her dedication to students who have been convicted of crimes. (Times photo, Skip O'Rourke)
DIVISION IN THE RANKS: An "academic coaching pay supplement" for select Pinellas teachers is causing controversy among teachers. Superintendent Julie Janssen sure botched this issue, the Times editorializes.
GET OUT OF HERE: Hernando's superintendent angles to fire a teacher accused of manhandling special needs students.
OIL LESSONS: Some Pinellas science classes use the oil spill in the Gulf as a teachable moment.
TIME TO MOVE ON: The Zephyrhills High Class of 2010 is as close as family, but the seniors are preparing to head to their next adventures.
DO IT AGAIN: A Polk businessman who helped pay for the district's superintendent search says the School Board should start over after one of three finalists drops out, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
NOT ENOUGH TIME: Lee superintendent James Browder calls for a longer school year to fit in all the learning that needs to take place, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
LABOR NEWS: Hearings are slated to begin over stalled contract talks at Florida Gulf Coast University, the Naples Daily News reports.
UPSET PARENTS: Some Apalachicola parents are fuming after their kindergartners played a classroom "game" in which their mouths were taped shut, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
NASCAR SCHOOL: Some Daytona Beach area middle schoolers learn the math and science of racing, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Kenneth Atwater, Hillsborough Community College president-select.