Florida education news: Evaluations, reading, graduation seating and more
'A SUPER JOB': Hernando School Board members give superintendent Lori Romano high marks after her first year.
TEACHING TO THE EVALUATION: Some Pasco students complain that their teachers spend more time preparing for evaluation observations than for daily lessons.
TOP OF THE CLASS: FishHawk Creek Elementary students launch space station project • Summerfield Elementary learns about vegetables in a teaching garden • Shorecrest Prep's top graduates are a brother and sister who push each other to excel
ABOUT FACE: The Hernando School Board makes the right move in restoring bus service to 1,300 elementary students, the Times editorializes.
EXTRA HOUR: About 300 low performing Florida elementary schools will be required to add an hour of reading instruction next year, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
FUNDING: Critics of Florida's education funding model call for revisions that treat every student more fairly, WTSP reports.
ON APPEAL: A Broward high school sees its state grade increased to an A, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
PREMIUM SEATING: Manatee High School offers the front rows of seating at graduation for $200, the Bradenton Herald reports.
ALTERNATIVE TABLET: A Miami man creates the eBolt to compete for technology time in Florida classrooms, the Miami Herald reports.
UNDER INVESTIGATION: Lee officials look into complaints that a high school principal bullies students and teachers, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
SINGLE-SEX EDUCATION: State Impact Florida looks at the research into the practice as the ACLU complains that Hillsborough single-gender schools discriminate.