Florida education news: Textbooks, grades, magnet schools and more
SEND IN THE NUNS: Academy of Holy Names in Tampa replaces its trustees with nuns. No explanation is offered
DO YOUR BEST: Hernando schools would send the wrong message by inflating students' failing grades, the Times editorializes.
LABOR NEWS: Polk tells its teachers it has no money for raises, the Lakeland Ledger reports. • Broward continues to find more vacancies for laid-off teachers to fill, the Miami Herald reports. • Forty-one FAMU employees see their jobs saved by federal stimulus money, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
SAVING STUDENTS SOME MONEY: Florida's new college textbook pricing laws are actually having their intended effect, the Bradenton Herald reports.
WHAT TO DO WITH MAGNETS: It's not all about desegregation in Duval anymore, and district officials are looking for public input on the future direction of their magnet school program, the Florida Times-Union reports.
LET'S GET PHYSICAL: A Duval teacher who was caught on video appearing to choke a student might not be fired, the Florida Times-Union reports.
PAY CUT: Palm Beach board members slice their salaries by about $4,000 to that of a first-year teacher, the Palm Beach Post reports.
MORE FOR ENGINEERING: FSU and FAMU add money to their engineering school budget to boost its status as its accreditation comes due, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.