TEACHER TESTS: Florida’s general knowledge test for certification has proven a stumbling block for many teachers. Some state lawmakers have proposed a way to work around it. But some observers say there must be a better way to solve the problem without waiving expectations.

STRATEGIC PLANNING: Hernando County schools superintendent John Stratton explains the “five pillars” of his district’s new strategic plan.

EARLY EDUCATION: Hillsborough County schools superintendent Jeff Eakins seeks stronger ties to area preschools to help prepare children for kindergarten.

LISTEN UP: The Pasco County school district proposes requiring students to stow their earbuds during class time.

EDUCATION FUNDING: The Florida House and Senate differ widely on their budgets for colleges and universities, GateHouse reports. • The legislative debate over district cost differential

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