Florida education news: USF-St. Petersburg, Pasco superintendent race, salary steps and more
GOING SOLO? Talk arises about whether USF-St. Petersburg should seek its independence. (Times photo, Chris Zuppa)
PANTS ON FIRE: Pasco superintendent Heather Fiorentino gets it wrong in her latest campaign attack against challenger Kurt Browning.
DESERVING BETTER: Hillsborough School Board members seeking reelection needed to give superintendent MaryEllen Elia more and better feedback on her evaluation, the Times editorializes.
LABOR NEWS: Palm Beach teachers ask for up to six salary step increases in the coming year to make them "whole," the Palm Beach Post reports.
FALLING SHORT: Lee English-language learners don't make enough academic progress despite the district's use of a $1 million grant for that purpose, the Naples Daily News reports.
NO PLACE TO GO: Students at Lee's Richard Milburn Academy charter school show up for classes to learn the district had closed the school, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
INVESTIGATION: The Ocala Star-Banner looks at why law enforcement got involved in a political dispute over the Marion superintendent's election.
WORTH IT? Monroe School Board members remain resistant to spending money to join the Florida School Boards Association, the Keynoter reports.