Florida education news: FCAT results, ESE programs, career education and more
COULD BE WORSE: Many students from the shuttered, struggling Imagine School at St. Petersburg are zoned to attend public schools that performed even lower than Imagine on the latest FCAT exams.
RELOCATED: Hillsborough officials remove special education programs from Rodgers Middle School, where an ESE wandered off and died last year.
SUSPENDED: A Hernando teacher is suspended for making disparaging remarks about a student.
MORE ATTENTION: St. Petersburg College focuses on first-time students and sees their performance rise.
BUTT OUT: Gov. Rick Scott is playing politics over tuition rates, rather than trying to fix what ails the state university system, the Times editorializes.
BUSINESS EDUCATION: Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford touts the state's new law on career education during a Rotary Club speech, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
MOVING AHEAD: Manatee's new superintendent is making welcome changes to improve the ailing school district, the Bradenton Herald editorializes. • Polk's new superintendent outlines her plans for improving student achievement, the Ledger reports.
TURNAROUNDS: Two Manatee schools face intervention for persistently low performance, the Bradenton Herald reports.
ACCREDITATION: Miami-Dade seeks to become the nation's largest accredited district, the Miami Herald reports.
COUNSELING: Lee schools could lose counselors because of tight budgets, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
HIGH MARKS: Duval superintendent Nikolai Vitti has high regard for his accomplishments after 7 months on the job, the Florida Times-Union reports.
LAYOFFS: Marion School Board members have differing views on pending teacher layoffs, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
HOW MANY LIKES? A former Monroe district official requests records for a School Board member's district-centered Facebook page, the Keynoter reports.
IT'S A MYSTERY: Questions surround the departure of a Sarasota Catholic school's principal, the Herald-Tribune reports.