Florida education news: Background checks, FCAT incentives, overtime and more
BUSY LADY: Hillsborough School Board chairwoman Candy Olson leads by example, taking on many leadership roles. (Times photo, Skip O'Rourke)
RECONSIDER: The Pinellas School Board should rethink policy that requires some school volunteers to pay for their own background checks, the Times editorializes.
ROLE MODELS: Florida's black boys need to see more black male faces in classrooms, Orlando Sentinel columnist Darryl Owens writes.
NEVERMIND: Leaders of a St. Lucie school change their mind about canceling its homecoming dance, the St. Lucie Tribune reports.
EFFICIENCIES: Broward officials seek to dramatically cut the $12 million in overtime they paid to bus drivers last year, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
GONE: The longtime principal of Kathleen High in Polk County resigns after being caught in a prostitution sting, the Ledger reports.
DIGITAL NATION: Education commissioner Pam Stewart names a committee to advise the state's transition to more digital instructional materials, the St. Augustine Record reports.