Florida education news: Teachers of the Year, school board security, Race to the Top and more
TOP TEACHERS: Colleagues and students at Schrader Elementary School say Dan Wolfe deserves the title of Pasco County Teacher of the Year. • Angela Kennedy is Hernando County's Teacher of the Year. (Times photos / Brendan Fitterer, Will Vragovic)
OFF THE LIST: Two years of hard work gets Hillsborough's Middleton High School off the Florida Department of Education's lowest-performing schools list.
MORE THAN A BUZZWORD: Pasco teachers union president Lynne Webb criticizes the district administration for failing to work cooperativelywith the employees.
ADDED SECURITY: Hernando School Board member Pat Fagan changes his mind, and tips the balance, in the discussion over whether the board needs more protection at meetings.
RHEE ON TEACHER PAY: Rick Scott's informal adviser on education issues will testify in the Florida Legislature, NBC2.com reports.
NO GO: The Martin School Board votes down its staff's Race to the Top plan, the Stuart News reports.
MAKEOVER: University of Florida students aim to paint science murals at a struggling Alachua school, the Independent Alligator reports.
WHAT'S IT WORTH? A consultant recommends the Collier School Board pay its next superintendent more than the one who's leaving, theNaples Daily News reports.
LOSING HIS JOB? The Palm Beach School Board calls a meeting to discuss superintendent Art Johnson's contract, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
HIGHER PAY: The director of Flagler's technical institute says he needs to be able to pay teachers more to keep them, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
SEEKING FEE HIKE: The St. Johns school district might request higher school impact fees, the St. Augustine Record reports.