Florida education news: Pensions, standards, competitions and more
STALLED: House Speaker Will Weatherford delays his proposal to end state-funded pensions for new employees until lawmakers get enough information on the associated costs.
UNPREPARED? The Florida Board of Education raises concerns that the state is not ready to implement new Common Core standards and their related tests, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • Some key lawmakers say they might delay the implementation deadline for some areas, State Impact Florida reports.
SPLIT: Hillsborough traditional and charter schools go their own way when it comes to academic competitions, Redefined reports.
OVERPAID: An audit reveals that the Broward school district mismanaged a contract to provide security to district facilities, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
IN THE CLEAR: A Manatee School Board member won't face charges over a complaint that she withheld text messages from the public, the Herald-Tribune reports.
WHAT TO CUT: Brevard residents offer ideas on how to reduce school spending after the district already agreed to close three schools, Florida Today reports.
BIG BROTHER: The Monroe school district looks into ways to get teacher permission before watching them through cameras on their computers, the Keynoter reports.
CLUBBING: Lake County students, residents and district officials debate whether to allow the creation of a Gay-Straight Alliance in a middle school, or perhaps to just disallow clubs altogether, the Orlando Sentinel reports.