Florida education news: School grades, expulsions, computers and more
GRADE FIXING: Florida education commissioner Tony Bennett recommends extending a rule that would prevent schools from dropping more than one letter grade despite their actual FCAT results.
DISCIPLINE DISPARITY: Hillsborough schools see a decrease in expulsions, but black males continue to be overrepresented.
TURMOIL: Pierce Middle School in west Hillsborough faced a "climate of rebellion" among some staff, according to a climate survey.
LOOKING AHEAD: New USF-St. Petersburg chancellor Sophia Wisniewska talks about her plans for the school.
FALLING BEHIND: Broward schools aren't keeping up in providing technology for student use, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
AT WHAT COST? Flagler district officials attempt to clarify the penalties for violating the student code of conduct, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
FINE PRINT: University of Central Florida trustees look for ways to cut president John Hitt's severance package without really cutting it, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
PUBLIC HEARING: An Alachua teacher fights for his job amid accusations he had improper interactions with some female students, the Gainesville Sun reports.