TEACHER EVALUATIONS: State officials keep an eye on Pinellas County's effort to evaluate teachers without using the controversial value-added model.
GRADUATION: Duval County leaders join forces to seek ways to improve students' graduation rate, the Florida Times-Union reports.
MORE MEMBERS: Florida Keys Community College trustees vote to increase their number, the Keynoter reports.
PIPELINE: Edison State College and Florida Gulf Coast University increasingly collaborate, including in the preparation of students, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
LABOR NEWS: Prolonged contract negotiations could make an impact on the Orange teacher union president's race, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
NEW DIGS: Students and teachers at Sarasota's Fruitville Elementary are hopeful about getting a brand new school building, the Herald-Tribune reports.