Florida education news: Twitter, school grades, online education and more
TWEETING: USF's underwater research robot is sending reports back to shore via Twitter. (USF photo)
LESS STRESS: Gulf High principal Steve Knobl quits his post for a job that will give him new challenges and more family time.
NO MORE: Sacred Heart Academy in Tampa will close after 81 years because of low enrollment.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Kindergartners get a first peek at career options • Stuffed animal pet show teaches Winding Waters Elementary students about real life creatures • Springstead High students begin a humanities club to learn more about other cultures and religions
LOW EXPECTATIONS: Leon school officials brace for school grades to decline under new FCAT scoring guidelines, WFSU reports.
AT ODDS: The State Board of Education overrules the Duval School Board's denial of an online-only charter school, setting up a possible lawsuit, the Florida Times-Union reports.
BE SURE: Florida education leaders should ensure that online education offers at least comparable results to classroom learning before jumping more deeply into that arena, the Orlando Sentinel editorializes.
EXTRA HELP: A Stuart church begins its Homework Angels program to help children whose parents don't speak English to complete their school work, the Stuart News reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Palm Beach Classroom Teachers Association has ousted its executive director, the Palm Beach Post reports.
STILL SHRINKING: The Flagler school district looks for ways to continue cutting its spending in order to keep its reserves sound, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
TOP PRIORITY: The president of Florida Keys Community College aims to increase enrollment over the coming year, the Keynoter reports.
TOO MUCH INFORMATION: A Lake teacher resigns under investigation for making comments about a student's cleavage in front of class, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
NOT IN THE NAME: A new St. Johns elementary school won't carry the name of the subdivision where it's located because of copyright concerns, the St. Augustine Record reports.