Florida education news: NAEP scores, student service, arts and more
NATION'S REPORT CARD: Florida fourth and eighth graders continue to make small improvements on the NAEP math and reading tests, but large percentages remain at basic or below.
HELPING HAND: Students at Hernando Nature Coast Technical High offer assistance to needy children at Eastside Elementary.
DRAMA: Parents at an Alachua school for the performing arts are upset by the abrupt removal of their longtime drama teacher, the Independent Alligator reports.
MORE ARTS: Parents push for more arts programs in south Palm Beach County, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
STRIFE: The McKeel charter school system asks its superintendent to work remotely while officials investigate complaints against him, the Ledger reports.
LABOR NEWS: Bay teachers reach a contract deal with raises after two months of negotiations, the Panama City News Herald reports.
CLASSROOM IDEAS: Escambia teachers win grants to support creative lessons for their students, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: Alachua officials continue to gather public input before advertising the district's open superintendent job, the Gainesville Sun reports.