Florida education news: Tutors, contracts, tests and more
TUTORS WANTED: The Pinellas school district turns to local education colleges to find after-school tutors for extended learning programs.
IMPASSE: Hillsborough Community College faculty criticize the administration's salary offer.
UNCLEAR: The definition of a highly effective teacher in Florida remains subjective, Florida Today columnist Matt Reed writes.
WHICH TEST? Proposals to replace the FCAT are due in a week, further fueling the state's testing debate, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
EDUCATION MATTERS: Lake County and Florida officials need to reprioritize the way they spend education dollars, Orlando Sentinel columnist Lauren Ritchie writes.
SCHOOL SECURITY: State Rep. Greg Stuebe says he'll reintroduce legislation allowing for armed teachers in public schools, the Herald-Tribune reports.
BRINGING HOPE: Manatee's homeless education program aims to provide mentors to help students toward college or career, the Bradenton Herald reports.
CHOICES: The number of Duval students using opportunity scholarships to leave failing schools more than doubles, the Florida Times-Union reports.
PRIVATIZATION: Volusia schools are making a slow transition to outside custodial service, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
GED TESTING: Changes to the GED pose new problems for students, State Impact Florida reports.