EVERYBODY SHIFT: Undoing the Pinellas County school choice plan in favor of a return to neighborhood schools could lead to a major upheaval for students who might have grown comfortable where they are. The School Board will have to decide whether to jump right in, or go slow.
FCAT CHANGES COMING: State education officials open the door to major change by recommending the end of a controversial plank of the school grading system, one that kept schools focused on their lowest performing students. Educators who have had concerns about the state's accountability system welcome the first open review in eight years as a chance to make needed improvements. For more details about the FCAT advisory panel session, click here.
SING ALONG. YOU KNOW THE WORDS. RIGHT? The Longleaf Elementary choir heads from Pasco County to Washington D.C. to sing the National Anthem, one of two Florida schools picked to help a project designed to teach the song to adults who apparently don't know all the verses.
TAX PLAN MOVES AHEAD: The school cuts remain intact, despite objections by Democrats, the Miami Herald reports.
LONGER HOURS, BETTER LEARNING? Parents and teachers like the concept, but some kids say they're tired, the Christian Science Monitor reports.