Florida education news: Home buyers, school choice, teacher pay and more
REAL ESTATE: Some families are staying away from St. Petersburg amid reports of poor performing schools in parts of the city.
SCHOOL BOARDS: Florida school board members now can use state money to join the board association of their political persuasion, the Naples Daily News reports.
TESTING: A growing number of Clay County children are opting out of state testing, the Florida Times-Union reports.
FUNDING: Lake County schools should see their per student state funding increase, the Daily Commercial reports.
TEACHER PAY: Manatee County teachers are upset with their district's decision to cut the salaries of educators who were overpaid, the Bradenton Herald reports. • Volusia teachers and district administration continue to battle over raises, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
CONSTRUCTION: Florida school districts face new funding requirements for their construction projects, Politico Florida reports.
EVALUATIONS: Lake School Board members say their district has too few highly effective teachers, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
BULLYING: Some Volusia parents complain about the way their schools deal with bullying, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
COMMUNICATION: Protesters say the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind has teachers who lack needed sign language skills, the St. Augustine Record reports.