Florida education news: Political pressure, a big job evaluation, charter schools and more
RESTROOMS AND RELIGION: Columnist Sue Carlton urges the Hillsborough County School Board to stand together against conservative pastors who this week threatened political retribution over accomodations to transgender students.
REPORT CARD: In their first evaluation of superintendent Jeff Eakins, Hillsborough County School Board members offer praise but say their district leader needs to communicate better.
LET'S TALK: A conversation with Terry Johnson, the principal at Winthrop Charter School in Riverview.
ELECTION SEASON: Candidates for Hillsborough County School Board weigh in on two of the district's bigger issues: charter schools and the budget.
POWER PLAY: The developer of a Charlotte County town offers land and other incentives in a bid to attract Florida Gulf Coast University, the Naples Daily News reports.
FATHER AND SON: The principal's job at Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy is a family affair, the Miami Herald reports.
RETAINED: Some parents of third-graders who opted out of state exams have been told their children will not be allowed to move to fourth grade, the Sun-Sentinel reports.