Florida education news: Testing, industrial arts, bilingual teachers and more
FAILURE FACTORIES: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan accuses the Pinellas school system of educational malpractice in five south St. Petersburg schools.
TESTING: Florida's superintendents say testing has failed the state's schools and students, the NY Times reports. * President Barack Obama calls for a national reduction in high-stakes testing, the NY Times reports. More from the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. * UF Online cancels its contract with Pearson, the Independent Alligator reports.
ELECTIVES: An Okaloosa middle school might cancel Florida's last remaining middle school industrial arts program, the Crestview Bulletin reports.
TEACHERS: Miami-Dade schools struggle to find enough qualified bilingual teachers, WLRN reports.
HAZING: A Naples Catholic school investigates inappropriate lockerroom behavior, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Volusia teachers union seeks another round of raises, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
SECURITY: A Volusia elementary school could get a permanent resource officer, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.