Florida education news: ESE training, charter schools, resource officers and more
LET HIM OUT: USF's vice provost for strategic and budget planning, resigns saying he prefers not to be associated with the university's new direction.
JOINT EFFORT: Hillsborough special education aides get a first-ever training in how to work with their classroom colleagues.
FIX IT: Two groups deliver petitions to top state officials asking for changes to the Florida school grading system, WCTV reports. • Some parents tell State Impact Florida that school grades are of limited value to them.
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: Lawmakers talk about speeding up the delivery of debit cards to teachers, and Gov. Rick Scott says he's amenable to changes, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
NO OFFICERS: Lee elementary schools start the year without resource officers because of a lack of funding, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
REHIRED: The Manatee district clarifies that it gave new jobs to just 69 teachers who had been laid off, with others gaining employment in other places, the Bradenton Herald reports.
THINKING ABOUT IT: Tallahassee Community College leaders ponder offering the school's first four-year degree, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
PET PROBLEM: UF officials say dorm residents no longer may keep rabbits, birds or guinea pigs, the Gainesville Sun reports.