Florida education news: Test results, leadership changes, mentoring and more
DATA DIVING: Pasco school leaders and teachers examine FCAT and EOC results to learn what they're doing right and wrong with their instruction.
ADMINISTRATION CHANGES: Shifts continue in the leadership ranks of Pasco schools and district departments. • Broward teachers complain about the district's method of shuffling school principals, the Miami Herald reports.
FIRED: A Pinellas elementary teacher is let go amid accusations she abused two students with special needs.
OUTREACH: Communities In Schools tries to raise enough funds to continue its work mentoring Hernando high school students at risk of dropping out.
RAISES: Brevard teachers and district administration disagree over funding for pay hikes during negotiations, Florida Today reports.
SET YOUR ALARM: Some Broward schools will change their start times by as much as two hours as the district looks to improve bus efficiency, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
OVERSIGHT: Manatee's superintendent prepares to add more leadership teams at every school to ensure consistency in instruction, the Bradenton Herald reports.
THINK ABOUT IT: Okaloosa School Board members ask for more information about the district's year-old STEM school before agreeing to close it, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
BUDGETING 101: Marion officials debate over how to avoid teacher layoffs, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. • Polk's new superintendent announces her ideas to eliminate a projected budget shortfall, the Ledger reports. • Volusia outsources grounds keeping services and starts talking about a sales tax referendum, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. • The Seminole School Board agrees to move ahead with the superintendent's recommendation to impose a voter-approved tax for maintenance needs, the Orlando Sentinel reports.