Florida education news: Teacher raises, iPads, school safety and more
TEACHER PAY: Florida lawmakers agree to put more money into the budget for teacher raises, but say the increases must be performance based and not across-the-board. Many of Gov. Scott's priorities are in limbo with the Legislature. More from the News Service of Florida.
OUTSIDE OPINION: A team of experts from the Florida Association of District Schools Superintendents helps the Manatee school district turn around its performance, the Bradenton Herald reports. More from the Herald-Tribune.
HOLDING OFF: Duval delays distribution of 350 new iPads into schools until it can develop a plan to put tablet technology into more classrooms, the Florida Times-Union reports.
OUTRAGE: Parents fight the pending closure of a Bradenton charter school, the Herald-Tribune reports.
COMPROMISED: Florida Atlantic University faculty say the school violated academic freedom in barring a professor from using his "stomp on Jesus" lesson, the Palm Beach Post reports.
LAGGING: Florida schools don't have adequate numbers of mental health professionals to help in improving school safety, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
GED: Adult students strive to complete their GED before the more expensive computerized version takes effect, the Gainesville Sun reports.