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Florida education news: Teacher pay, Common Core, report cards and more

WORTH IT? A report on the salaries students earn after graduation has some University of Central Florida education majors wondering whether they're in the right field, Central Florida Future reports.

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS: Bills in the Florida Legislature would give school districts more control over textbook adoption, the Ledger reports.

STANDARDS: Florida and other states continue to debate the Common Core as the implementation deadline nears, Scripps reports. Sidebar.

PAY RATES: Walton teachers say they can barely make ends meet on their salaries, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

REPORT CARDS: A Lake elementary teacher uses portfolios rather than letter grades to report student progress to parents, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

DRAMA: Duval third-grade teacher Elizabeth Kelly infuses drama into all her lessons to engage students, the Florida Times-Union reports.