Florida education news: Teachers, superintendents, class size and more
WHO KNOWS BETTER? Three veteran Tampa area teachers talk about how they deal with constantly changing standards coming out of Tallahassee. (Times photo, Melissa Lyttle)
TWO SUPERINTENDENTS: Pinellas schools superintendent Julie Janssen has two sides - the in-control insider and the wobbly handler of crises.
FINGERS CROSSED: Hernando school leaders hope changes come to the Florida class size amendment so they don't have to go through with layoffs.
END OF COURSE EXAMS: Florida will begin field testing end of course algebra tests in May, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
HE'S NOT LISTENING: US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan isn't saying anything about Florida's plans to drastically overhaul public education, Washington Post columnist Valerie Strauss writes.
ELITE UF: A bill in the Florida Legislature would give the University of Florida special status, the Gainesville Sun reports.
SOME ART IS BETTER THAN NONE: Lee schools will partially cut art and music classes next year, the Naples Daily News reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen.