Florida education news: Evaluations, tests, school books and more
EVALUATIONS: Hillsborough superintendent Jeff Eakins overhauls his district's teacher mentoring and evaluating system.
TESTING: The first day of Florida's state testing sees no reported problems, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LIBRARY BOOKS: A Seminole third grader finds a book in his school library that the district was to have removed for inappropriate content, WFTV reports.
RECESS: Experts say children need free play to promote academic instruction, as Florida parents push for daily recess, WTSP reports.
GROWTH: Lake schools might not have enough space to accommodate anticipated enrollment growth over the coming five years, the Daily Commercial reports.
INFLUENCE: The Palm Beach School Board ponders requiring lobbyists to register, the Palm Beach Post reports.
ARRESTED: A Keys preschool teacher is arrested on accusations she abused a student, the Keynoter reports.
LABOR NEWS: Retired teachers who are rehired by Orange schools seek continuing contracts despite state law that allows only annual ones, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SUPERINTENDENTS: The Polk School Board wants to take its time to get its next superintendent search done right, the Ledger reports.
SCHOOL LEADERS: A former Palm Beach principal complained about a botched district investigation at her school before her departure, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
CONSULTANTS: An instructional leadership consultant loses his Alachua schools contract over allegations of inappropriate conduct, the Gainesville Sun reports.