Florida education news: AP enrollment, cell phone towers, open meetings and more
REJECTED: A land use officer has turned down a request to erect a cell phone tower at Hillsborough's Buchanan Middle School. (Times photo, Stephen J. Coddington)
OVERENROLLED: Too many Florida high school students are taking Advanced Placement courses, education commissioner Eric J. Smith says.
NO TOLERANCE: A St. Petersburg High student is arrested for bringing a gun to school.
GETTING CLOSER: St. Petersburg College whittles its president applicant pool to nine.
NEW PRINCIPAL: Debbie Harris is the new leader of Hernando's STAR Education Center.
RACE TO THE TOP: St. Lucie officials give lukewarm support to seeking the federal grant, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports. • Commissioner Smith continues making the rounds to seek public backing for the state's plan as other districts vote on participation, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • Duval officials are wise to ask lots of questions while keeping their options for the grant open, the Florida Times-Union editorializes.
BACK TO BUSINESS: The scandal-plagued Broward School Board looks to make its meetings more transparent and focused, the Miami Herald reports.
JUST SAY NO: Collier parents continue to argue against attendance zone revisions, the Naples Daily News reports.
VOTE OF CONFIDENCE: Palm Beach administrators say they think superintendent Art Johnson should keep his job, the Palm Beach Post reports.
STILL NO LOCALS: No Floridians have applied for the Florida Atlantic presidency so far, the Palm Beach Post reports.
DELAYED: Okaloosa will postpone a vote on closing a school to give board members time to think about what's said at a public hearing, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
BRRR: Leon schools take extra steps to ensure students are warm, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.