Florida education news: Benefits, instruments, uniforms and more
DOMESTIC PARTNER BENEFITS: After two years of discussion, USF commits to providing employee benefits to domestic partners.
LET'S MAKE A DEAL: Hernando settles a suit with students who wanted back into their school after learning key documents had been shredded. • Pinellas reaches an agreement with dismissed John Hopkins Middle principal Maureen Thornton.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Challenger K-8's media center will introduce students to first moon landing • Dynamo at West Zephyrhills Elementary redefines "involved" • St. Peter Claver Catholic School hopes new fundraising drive keeps it afloat
TAKE THIS CUP: Manatee considers pre-employment drug testing for all job applicants, including subs, the Bradenton Herald reports.
LEAVING A MARK: Florida Atlantic University is a different place now than when Frank Brogan took over more than six years ago, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
MAKING MUSIC: A Collier foundation helps students who can't afford instruments participate in orchestra, the Naples Daily News reports.
WHERE DID ALL THE PEOPLE GO? Lee schools get to work with 411 fewer employees than a year ago, and the differences can be felt in ways big and small, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
BALANCING ACT: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's cafeteria goes trayless to save money on water, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
LAYOFFS AVERTED: Miami-Dade adopts a budget that does not require layoffs, and might even have a little something for raises, the Miami Herald reports.
WHAT TO WEAR? Seminole considers requiring student uniforms next year, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SET THE ALARM: Leon students and parents take some time getting used to new school start times, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.