Florida education news: Teaching jobs, contract talks, academic gains and more
NO DEAL: Hillsborough teacher and district negotiators remain far apart in contract talks -- teachers are asking for a raise, while the administration is talking about furloughs.
NEW JOBS: Hernando uses its stimulus money to create 29 teaching slots in special education and Title I.
LEADERSHIP CHANGES: Pinellas prepares to approve a spate of new principals.
WHICH RANKING MATTERS MOST? College and university officials say they look at each individual student's performance when deciding to accept them -- not the rating of the high school they attended.
MAKE GAINS, OR ELSE: Gov. Crist signs into law sweeping changes to the way Florida holds schools accountable, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
THANKS FOR EVERYTHING: FIU honors outgoing president Mitch Maidique by naming the main campus after him, the Miami Herald reports.
SHOW THEM THE MONEY: FAU may not get its biggest contribution ever, as the donor is having trouble making payment -- an increasingly common problem for universities these days, the Palm Beach Post reports.
BUDGET NEWS: UF leaders are more optimistic after increasing tuition and learning of new research money, the Gainesville Sun reports. • FSU cuts $57 million in spending, which will affect the Ringling Museum it took over to prevent cuts, the Herald-Tribune reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview about high school graduation rates with Florida deputy education commissioner Jeff Sellers.