Florida school news: Imagine charter schools, Race to the Top, teacher accountability and more
IMAGINE THAT: The Imagine charter school system struggles to prove its nonprofit status in several Florida school districts including Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough. (Times photo, Cherie Diez)
GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Hillsborough Community College takes a closer look at the man selected as the frontrunner to be its next president.
A NOVEL IDEA: A class of Tarpon High sophomores turns a simple question into novels.
GRADUATION TIME: Pasco-Hernando Community College
NOT WHAT IT SEEMS: Florida's graduation rates have excluded students shuffled off to adult ed programs, a practice that's about to change, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
DEALING WITH IT: St. Johns school officials look for ways to incorporate the ideas behind SB 6, knowing the bill veto didn't mean the end of the push, the St. Augustine Record reports. • South Florida school leaders explore options for greater teacher accountability, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
HELPING OTHERS: Martin school employees soon should be able to donate unused sick leave to others in need, the Stuart News reports.
MULTIGRADE CLASSROOMS: Sarasota schools explore mixing grade levels to meet the class size amendment, the Herald-Tribune reports.
TAXING QUESTION: Okaloosa school officials seek support for a half-percent sales tax to support capital projects, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
A LANDSLIDE: Two Kathleen High students overcome adversity to become prom royalty, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
NO GO: A judge rejects a request for the names of the Santa Rosa students who sued the school district over prayer, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.