Florida education news: Barack Obama inauguration, Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, school safety and more
MONEY MATTERS: The future of President Barack Obama's education priorities depends on funding, the Florida Times-Union reports. Several south Florida students head to Washington D.C. to watch Obama's inauguration, the Miami Herald reports.
REMEMBER: Teacher Linda Green, who is black, recalls the first days of integration at Escambia High as the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr., the Pensacola News-Journal reports. • Volusia and Flagler students learn Dr. King's legacy, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
SELF DEFENSE: Some Broward teachers learn how to react if an armed intruder blasts into their classrooms, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
NEEDED HELP: The Naples Children and Education Foundation's STAR program helps preschooler with developmental disabilities make the transition to school, the Naples Daily News reports.
NIMBY: Neighbors protest plans to add a 750-student school to a Palm Beach museum, the Palm Beach Post reports.
STEM LESSONS: University science professors draw enthusiastic crowds at monthly Science Cafe presentations, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
CLASS SIZE: Flagler schools plan to add teachers, limit choice transfers and encourage online course enrollment to meet state class-size requirements next year, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.