Florida education news: School grades, graduation rates, superintendents and more
SCHOOL GRADES: For the first time in years, the Florida Board of Education doesn't appear a foregone conclusion as it deliberates school grades and cut scores. More from the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Naples Daily News, Politico Florida.
SUPERINTENDENTS: The Hernando School Board is split in its contract negotiations with superintendent Lori Romano, who's actively looking elsewhere. * An independent investigation clears former Lee superintendent Nancy Graham of wrongdoing in a local GED testing scandal, the Naples Daily News reports. More from the Fort Myers News-Press.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: A Broward charter school decides to close over winter break, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LABOR NEWS: St. Johns teachers declare impasse in contract talks, the St. Augustine Record reports.
SCHOOL CHOICE: Lee County parents prepare to register for school choice, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Two Escambia high school students accused of hazing another student will get a long-awaited formal hearing on their actions, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
TEACHER DISCIPLINE: An administrative judge dismisses an effort to remove a Marion teacher's certificate, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
MUSICAL CHAIRS: Four Sarasota area colleges create a consortium to allow students to earn credits at any of the campuses, the Herald-Tribune reports.