Florida education news: Achievement gap, homelessness, music school and more
IN THE HUNT: Former state senator Steve Wise joins a list of candidates offering to run Florida State College at Jacksonville until a permanent president is selected, the Florida Times-Union reports.
NO EXCUSES: Experts tell Collier school officials to come to grips with the district's achievement gap and find ways to narrow it, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
NEIGHBORS: Children in a Martin elementary after school program learn about homelessness from a homeless man who lives near the school, the Stuart News reports.
CHALLENGE: A Broward teacher accused of contributing to a student's homosexuality will appeal her punishment to the School Board, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
STILL TEACHING: A retired Polk music teacher opens her own music school, the Winter Haven News Chief reports.
LABOR NEWS: Miami-Dade teachers union president Karen Aronowitz won't seek another term, the Miami Herald reports.