Florida education news: VAM scores, teacher hiring, video game buy-back and more
STANDARDS: Florida lawmakers prepare to move ahead with implementing new standards and accountability measures for public schools, the AP reports.
CONSTRUCTION FUNDING: St. Johns officials plan to lobby lawmakers to increase districts' local capital projects millage cap, the St. Augustine Record reports.
WANTED: GOOD TEACHERS: Southwest Florida school districts struggle to hire enough qualified teachers, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
UNION ELECTION: The race to become the next president of the Broward Teachers Union grows heated, the Miami Herald reports.
FIGHTING VIOLENCE: An Oviedo middle school teacher buys back her students' violent video games and DVDs in hopes they will be more peaceful, the Orlando Sentinel reports.