Common Core. Tony Bennett promises the most aggressive deployment of Common Core in the country. StateImpact Florida.
Teacher raises. Guidance from the governor’s office, reports Gradebook. Alachua teachers are getting a 2 percent raise., reports the Gainesville Sun.
Teacher conduct. Snoozing teacher, two day suspension. South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Teacher evals. Needs tweaking, says a panel that includes Duval Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. Florida Times Union.
School spending. StateImpact Florida takes a closer look at the state ed budget. The Broward school board decides to outsource most of the facilities department, reports the South Florida Sun Sentinel. More from the Miami Herald. Pasco’s still looking for ways to fill a projected $26.4 million deficit, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Flagler’s decision to eliminate some paraprofessionals draws criticism, reports the Daytona Beach News Journal.
Board of Education. BOE member Sally Bradshaw takes exception with a lenient final exam exemption policy in Leon. Tallahassee Democrat.
Arts. Don’t forget them amidst push for STEM. Sarasota Herald Tribune.
Superintendents. Lee could have a new one by next week, reports the Fort Myers News Press. The rush job is another sign of the school board’s dysfunction, the News Press editorializes. The principal of Naples High appears to be the frontrunner, reports the Naples Daily News.