Florida education news: Achievement gap, teacher contracts, magnet schools and more
ACHIEVEMENT GAP: A new report shows Pinellas black students failing at higher rates than those in most other Florida districts.
LABOR NEWS: Hillsborough teachers reach a tentative pay deal with the district.
MAGNET SCHOOLS: The Pasco school district plans two STEM middle magnets for the fall.
DEGREES: Pasco-Hernando State College issues its first bachelors degree.
LEADERSHIP: Former Florida education commissioner Betty Castor calls for a return to an elected commissioner, WUSF reports.
LANGUAGES: Broward's chief academic officer discusses the pros and cons of counting computer coding as a foreign language, Here and Now reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: Some east Collier residents worry about traffic impacts of a proposed new charter school, the Naples Daily News reports.
DON'T BE LATE: The Flagler School Board chairwoman is fined for late filing her financial disclosure, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
SPECIAL EDUCATION: An audit shows Broward schools improperly place students in special education programs, the Sun-Sentinel reports.