Florida education news: Teachers, privatization, dual enrollment and more
TEACHERS MATTER: Florida education commissioner Tony Bennett says having well trained and dedicated teachers plays a pivotal role in school and student success.
PRIVATIZATION: An Escambia charter school that earned two straight F grades decides to go private, the Pensacola News-Journal reports. • The financially struggling Pembroke Pines charter school system prepares to hire Charter Schools USA for management, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
REPRIMAND: The mayor of Daytona Beach is reprimanded by the Department of Education for failing to follow through on an misconduct settlement he received while a high school assistant principal, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
FOLLOW THROUGH: Florida Atlantic University hires more faculty and advisers among steps to improve its poor graduation rate, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LABOR NEWS: Brevard teacher contract negotiations stall, prompting the district to declare impasse, Florida Today reports.
DUAL ENROLLMENT: Brevard Community College and the School Board hammer out a deal to keep dual enrollment participation available despite state changes to the funding, Florida Today reports.
FEE FEUD: The Palm Beach school district sues the city of West Palm Beach over stormwater fees, the Palm Beach Post reports.
ARRESTED: A Santa Rosa middle school teacher is arrested after allegedly attempting to seduce a former student over Facebook, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
EVALUATIONS: The Flagler school district investigates programs to help administrators better evaluate teachers, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
ONE-YEAR DEAL: The Lee School Board considers contract terms for its new interim superintendent, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
BUSING OPTIONS: The Lake School Board looks into changing school start times and eliminating courtesy bus rides as cost-saving measures, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
EXPANSION: The University of Florida will open a satellite campus for architecture students in Sarasota, the Herald-Tribune reports.