Florida education news: Gaming academy, MacDill charter school, performance pay and more
FUN AND GAMES: Pasco Gulf High School prepares to launch a career academy focused on the gaming industry.
GOVERNANCE ISSUES: Hillsborough district officials recommend denial of a charter school at MacDill AFB, citing concerns within the application.
BIG MONEY: USF president Judy Genshaft nets a $166,250 stipend for her strong performance.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Suncoast Elementary reading program promotes connections through books • Hard work pays off for Hudson Middle School trumpeter • Westside Elementary students learn benefits of kindness during Bullying Prevention Week
TEACHER EVALUATIONS: It's time to get real about education reform, columnist John Romano writes. • Some Escambia parents question how F-rated schools can have their teachers evaluated as "effective" and "highly effective," WEAR-TV reports.
AWARD TIME: The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations gives its top superintendent award to Broward's Robert Runcie, CBS Miami reports. • Florida's superintendent association names Miami-Dade's Alberto Carvalho as its Superintendent of the Year, the Miami Herald reports.
ENGLISH LESSONS: Rollins College students help school employees improve their English skills, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
ARRESTED: A Manatee elementary student is arrested for pulling a knife on a younger schoolmate during recesss, the Herald-Tribune reports.
OPEN SPACE: The St. Lucie district keeps its vacant properties available for anticipated growth, the St. Lucie Tribune reports.