Florida education news: Raises, police academy, achievement gap and more
AT ODDS: Hernando district officials and teacher representatives cannot reach consensus over teacher pay raises. • Brevard officials prepare to adopt a magistrate's recommendation on salaries after the sides could not agree, Florida Today reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: Pinellas could get its first charter Montessori school on its barrier islands, where the last public school closed four years ago.
POLICE ACADEMY: The Pasco Sheriff's Office looks to the Pasco school district to create a new training academy for deputies after a dispute with Pasco-Hernando Community College.
HONOR ROLL: Pasco superintendent Kurt Browning prepares to change the rules for making honor roll.
ACHIEVEMENT GAP: Parents and the community should take more ownership in Hillsborough's effort to reduce achievement gaps among demographic groups, the Times editorializes.
DRESS CODE: A Duval middle schooler gets in trouble for his Duck Dynasty t-shirt, then gets an apology from the principal, News4Jax.com reports.
GO TO SCHOOL: Truancy is on the rise in southwest Florida schools, NBC-2 reports.
PRE-K PROBLEM: The Early Learning Coalition of Broward County faces a complaint that its prekindergarten programs turn away children with diabetes, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
BAD ACTS: A Jackson teacher is arrested on accusations of having a sexual relationship with a minor former student, the Panama City News Herald reports.
DISCIPLINE ISSUES: A Monroe charter school faces parent complaints about the way it disciplines students, the Keynoter reports.
TRASH THE TEXT: Volusia Republicans make plans to fight the school district's use of a world history textbook they say emphasizes Islam too much, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
SITE SUIT: The Orange School Board plans to sue the Orange County Commission over its rejection of a proposed new school site, the Orlando Sentinel reports.