Roll Call: Education Summit; Pinellas Chief Questions Evaluations; Orange County Questions Charter Payment
An education summit in Southwest Florida, in Thursday’s education headlines.
Happening now: Live coverage of the Market Watch Education Summit – The big education news today is happening at a Southwest Florida school and business summit. Gov. Rick Scott will unveil his education agenda. The Fort Myers News-Press
Pinellas schools superintendent wants to revisit controversial system of evaluating teachers – Pinellas County schools’ superintendent says the district needs to revisit its teacher evaluation plan and believes state lawmakers should review Florida’s evaluation requirement. The Tampa Bay Times
State senator calls for an investigation after the principal of a failed Orange County charter school was paid $500,000 to close out her contract – Orange County elected officials want to know how the principal of a charter school was paid $500,000 after the school board decided to close the school. The Orlando Sentinel
St. Lucie County school closings an option, not a given – St. Lucie school officials say they could have to close schools because of a budget shortfall. TCPalm.com