Florida education news: Value-added evaluations, variable tuition, ballot amendments and more
RECONSIDER: Pinellas superintendent Mike Grego says lawmakers should review and adjust the teacher evaluation system that has so many teachers angry. • Grego is showing strong leadership as he strives for better results, the Times editorializes. (Times photo, Dirk Shadd)
DIFFERENT RATES: A committee advising Gov. Rick Scott recommends tuition rates at Florida universities that vary by degree sought, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
ACT NOW: A state senator calls for a grand jury investigation into activities at Florida State College at Jacksonville, the Florida Times-Union reports.
POSSIBILITIES: St. Lucie district leaders say they might have to close schools to balance the budget, the St. Lucie Tribune reports.
AGAINST THE RULES: A Palm Beach principal is criticized for using school funds to help pay for a teacher's funeral, the Palm Beach Post reports.
US TOO: The Lake Wales Charter School system seeks access to Polk school district student records to recruit for advanced high school programs, the Ledger reports.
LABOR NEWS: Monroe school district officials have low hopes as teacher contract negotiations begin, the Keynoter reports.
ABUSE: Orange County and state leaders are outraged by a $500,000 payout to the principal of a closed charter school, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
JUST SAY NO: St. Johns School Board members speak against seven proposed amendments on the Florida ballot, the St. Augustine Record reports.