Florida education news: Life insurance, media specialists, soda sales and more
TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE? More questions arise about a Pasco school district proposal that would allow investors to buy life insurance for all district employees.
MEDIA SPECIALISTS: Hernando's Eastside Elementary gets its first media specialist in three years.
SODA SALES: The Pasco school district ends its exclusivity deal with Coca-Cola.
REPRIEVE: A Pasco charter school for students with autism will explore alternatives to shutting down.
DO IT RIGHT: Problems with computerized FCAT testing highlight the need to slow down Florida's move to all digital assessment, the Times editorializes.
SINGLE-GENDER CLASSES: The Florida Legislature approves the creation of more single-gender schools and sets guidelines for their operation, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
BUDGET BALANCING: Duval proposes cutting back on clerks and subs but increasing art, music and P.E. teachers, the Florida Times-Union reports.
NEVER MIND: The family of a principal whose name was proposed for Miami Beach High asks to stop the discussion because of the anger it drew, the Miami Herald reports.
APOLOGY NOT ACCEPTED: A Seminole family raises doubts the school district actually investigated accusations that their daughter was stopped from praying at school lunch, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
HIGH MARKS: Manatee superintendent Rick Mills gets strong evaluations after a year on the job trying to turn the crisis-ridden district around, the Herald-Tribune reports.