Florida education news: Algebra, teacher jobs, sex education and more
IS IT A GAME? Or is it learning? Some Hillsborough middle schools test a new program that teaches algebra through video gaming to see if it should gain widespread use. (Times photo, Atoyia Deans)
NOW HIRING: Need a teaching job? Pasco has some available.
LESS MONEY: The state readjusts its funding formula for schools, pushing districts a little deeper into the hole.
MAKING SACRIFICES: Hillsborough private schools make do with less as parents struggle to make tuition and support regular fund raisers.
ANOTHER LAWSUIT: Broward teachers sue their district for the second time in as many months, this time over rehiring policies, the Miami Herald reports.
SEX ED: A Collier board member wants it to be medically accurate and evidence based, the Naples Daily News reports. What a novel concept.
DOES ANYBODY REALLY CARE? Just one resident shows up to hear about Indian River's proposed budget, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports in a story that, for better or worse, plays out across the state each budget season.
CHOICE IS GREAT: The Bradenton Herald editorially cheers charter schools and parent choice.
LESS TO SHARE: Brevard's education foundation sees school supply donations shrink by half, Florida Today reports.
PRIVATIZING: Okaloosa goes with an outside custodial firm despite concerns about laying off local workers, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.