Florida education news: Common Core, football coverup, teacher raises and more
ASK QUESTIONS: Floridians need to have a serious discussion about the Common Core and its tests, and not get dragged into the politics and paranoia, columnist John Romano writes.
FOOTBALL FIRST: Manatee district officials admit that some administrators might have covered up wrongdoings at Manatee High to protect its nationally ranked football team, WTSP reports. More from the Bradenton Herald and the Herald-Tribune.
RESIGNATION: Common Core advocate Sally Bradshaw, a Jeb Bush ally, steps down from the Florida Board of Education, the Herald-Tribune reports.
HIGH TECH: Low-income Miami-Dade high schools win a grant to add more digital and online learning opportunities, the Miami Herald reports.
BACK PAY: Employees of a shuttered Broward charter school sue its operator for unpaid wages, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
WHO'S IN CHARGE? Tensions simmer between the Clay superintendent and School Board over the approval of an American Exceptionalism conference in a school, the Florida Times-Union reports.
GETTING BETTER: Absences slowly decline at a Marion elementary school hit by the norovirus, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
LABOR NEWS: Miami-Dade teachers reach a tentative contract deal including raises up to $2,500, the Miami Herald reports.
TESTING: Lee County schools adjust scores of locally created standardized tests amid confusion, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
LEARNING CIVICS: Alachua's oldest elementary school becomes a magnet focusing on civics, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.