Florida education news: Accountability, personalized learning, class size and more
ACCOUNTABILITY: As frustration mounts, education leaders wonder whether Florida's accountability model can last as-is. * New state test reports for students and parents won't provide key information, the Florida Times-Union reports.
LEARNING: A Gates grant allows the Pinellas school district to experiment with personalized learning for students.
BEST AND BRIGHTEST: About 1,400 south Florida teachers apply for the state's latest bonus program, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
SKIN SAFETY: The Washington school district becomes the first in Florida to install sunblock dispensers in schools, the Washington County News reports.
CLASS SIZE: Lake district officials agree to pay penalties if they again violate state class size rules, the Daily Commercial reports.
LIFE LESSONS: The Duval school district asks a social organization to help more students learn about making choices, the Florida Times-Union reports.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Palm Beach students are warned that their social media posts could have consequences, the Palm Beach Post reports.
SUPERINTENDENTS: Florida's superintendent turnover rate creates concerns for stability, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. * Alachua's superintendent overhauls his top administration, the Gainesville Sun reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Polk School Board will consider pay raises for noninstructional staff, the Ledger reports.