Florida education news: Cheating, bias, crowding and more
RAISES: Pinellas teachers reach a tentative agreement that would give everyone a raise and increase the starting salary to $40,000.
INTEGRITY: The Pasco School Board aims to curb cheating in online courses.
SKEPTICISM: Hernando School Board members question the value of the Common Core.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Exiting university system chancellor Frank Brogan talks about Florida higher education and more in a Q&A.
DEDICATION: St. Petersburg High School will decidate its media building in honor of former principal Vyrle Davis.
LESSONS FROM THE PAST: South Florida students learn about bullying and bias from Holocaust survivors, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TOO MANY KIDS: Some Duval parents are upset that their children's classrooms are crowded beyond class size limits, First Coast News reports. • Orange district leaders consider limiting enrollment in crowded magnet programs, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • St. Johns officials project the need to build five new schools in the next five years, the St. Augustine Record reports.
LATE START: A new charter school debuts in Boynton Beach two weeks after the rest of Palm Beach students began classes, the Palm Beach Post reports.
COMMUNICATION IS KEY: Okaloosa schools change procedures to make sure parents are alerted sooner when lockdowns occur, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
BIGGEST EVER: A Marion high school surpasses 2,500 students to become the county's largest enrollment ever, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
DISMISSED: A Bay district employee's discrimination claims against the district are thrown out, the Panama City News Herald reports.
EXTRA HELP: A growing number of poor families use state corporate tax credit scholarships to attend private Flagler schools, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
GETTING CLOSER: Lake district officials work on compromises to reinstate some courtesy bus routes amid parent complaints, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
EARLY EDUCATION CUTS: Alachua Head Start shrinks with the federal sequestration of funds, the Gainesville Sun reports.