Florida education news: Education summit, teacher raises, class size and more
THEY'RE LISTENING: Leaders kick off a summit on Florida education accountability, standards, testing and teacher evaluations. More from the Orlando Sentinel, State Impact Florida, News Service of Florida, Associated Press.
TOO SHORT: Pinellas high school principals say cheerleader uniforms violate the district dress code.
LET'S MAKE A DEAL: Pasco teachers and non-instructional employees negotiate for their first raises in six years. • Leon teachers agree on across-the-board raises, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. • The Okaloosa School Board approves teacher raises averaging 5 percent, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. • Many other Florida districts have yet to reach agreements giving teachers state-funded raises, First Coast News reports.
PRIORITIES: The Manatee School Board adopts a legislative platform that includes changing the way dual enrollment is funded, the Bradenton Herald reports.
CLASS SIZE: Duval school officials work to reduce classroom crowding and trim down state fines for violating the class size amendment, the Florida Times-Union reports. • The Lake Wales charter school system starts a waiting list as it tries to find space for all students, the Ledger reports.
PARCC PLANS: Officials from Gov. Rick Scott's office signal they might be ready to dump PARCC testing, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SUSPENDED: A Broward football coach is suspended for two weeks after being caught on television slapping the helmet of a player, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
NO MORE: A Palm Beach neighborhood association opposes the construction of a new school nearby, saying the area already has enough schools, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
BRING BACK BUSING: More than 100 Lake parents pack their School Board meeting demanding a return of canceled courtesy bus routes, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
PROFESSOR PAY: Florida State University begins linking raises to professors that win prestigious national awards, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. • University of Florida professors are to get 5 percent raises after completing negotiations that lasted 16 months, the Gainesville Sun reports.