Florida education news: Achievement gap, school bullying, private school vouchers and more
ACHIEVEMENT GAP: Black students in Pinellas schools keep falling farther behind in their academic performance.
DEALING WITH BULLIES: Some Hernando County parents say the school district's anti-bullying policy doesn't work. A group of Hernando students create an anti-bullying film. A Hernando High teen aims to fight cyber-bullying.
DISTRACTION: Angry, threatening e-mails over Pasco County school impact fees distract from the issue at hand, the Times editorializes.
BAD POLICY? Jeb Bush's education system has not improved Florida's public schools, the Palm Beach Post editorializes.
IT'S RAINING, IT'S POURING: St. Johns school officials decide to tap into their rainy day reserve accounts to avoid major budget cuts, the St. Augustine Record reports.
STILL THERE: Sarasota and Manatee school districts allowed substitute teachers and aides to remain even after receiving complaints of abuse about them, the Herald-Tribune reports.
MORE ACCESS: A growing number of Marion County students get vouchers to private schools through Step Up For Students, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
A CLOSER LOOK: Budget plans in the Florida Legislature would create some of the biggest cuts to education in years, the Naples Daily News reports.
BIG JOB AHEAD: Lee County's next schools superintendent will have much to do, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
EARLY EDUCATION: Many Duval families struggle to find affordable, high-quality preschool programs, the Florida Times-Union reports.