Florida education news: Failure factories, education commissioner, school grades and more
FAILURE FACTORIES: Pinellas schools suspend black students disproportionately, moreso than most districts in Florida.
LEADERSHIP: The drumbeat grows louder for Florida to return to an elected education commissioner.
TOP TEACHERS: Pinellas names its 10 teacher of the year finalists.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: The owner of a bankrupt Orlando-based charter school chain continues to do business in Florida and elsewhere, the Florida Times-Union reports.
STUDENT RIGHTS: Flagler schools deal with transgender issues on a case by case basis, FlaglerLive.com reports.
PERFORMANCE FUNDING: Florida colleges could see funding changes based on their graduation rates, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
HOMELESSNESS: Brevard schools see a gradual increase in the number of homeless students, Florida Today reports.
MISSING MONEY: Monroe officials investigate the disappearance of $20,000 from a school's daycare program, the Keynoter reports.
EVALUATIONS: Polk teachers will see test scores counted in their performance ratings despite promises otherwise, the Ledger reports.
SCHOOL GRADES: Leon district officials predict more failing school grades under the state's latest proposed rules, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.