In Wednesday’s Florida education links.
Orange County teacher evaluation: Orange County schools, union, agree on new teacher evaluation plan – OrlandoSentinel.com The number “unsatisfactory” teachers in Orange County is expected to increase to about 85 from a dozen under the district’s new teacher evaluation plan. (orlandosentinel.com)
Broward School Board to consider opening charter schools – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Broward County joins the list of school districts that may enter the charter school industry. (sun-sentinel.com)
Milburn Academy shutdown would be third in Florida – Education – BradentonHerald.com Manatee County officials may close a troubled charter school next month. An investigation showed the school had not met graduation requirements, courses did not meet state standards and students with no disabilities were classified as special needs. (bradenton.com)
Pep-talk or politics? Collier Schools will once again not show Obama’s education speech live – POLL » Naples Daily News In its third year, President Barack Obama’s back-to-school speech continues to draw complaints. (naplesnews.com)
Revised state economic forecasts cloud local government revenue expectations “State forecasters issued revised estimates this week that show the recovery in property tax revenue for local governments could be slower than they had expected. Values that had been expected to flatten in 2012 are now expected to decline.” (thefloridacurrent.com)