Florida roundup: Charter schools, school grades, top teachers and more

Charter schools. A veteran Pasco County teacher prepares to open a charter school to realize her vision for what education should look like. Tampa Bay Times. A South Florida city commission considers zoning changes after rejecting a charter school application. Tamarac Talk.

florida-roundup-logoSchool grades. They’re coming out today for middle and elementary schools. The Times offers a sneak peak of Tampa Bay-area results.

Top teachers. A Central Florida art teacher is named Teacher of the Year. Associated Press. Lakerland Ledger.

Common Core. Hillsborough schools officials plan public meetings on the Florida Standards. Tampa Bay Times.

Testing. Collier County teachers face consequences for helping students on exams. Naples Daily News,

Administration. Top Manatee County administrators say under a new superintendent, their district is overcoming years of past problems. Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Campaigns. Collier school board candidates talk special needs and other issues at a candidate forum. Naples Daily News.

STEM. A Collier high school student excels at a Google science fair. Fort Myers News-Press.