Florida education news: bus stops, virtual school, school choice and more
GLAD TO BE BACK: Pasco teachers get back to work, looking forward to trying new ideas they came up with over the summer. (Times photo, Keri Wiginton)
BUS STOP FUROR: Hundreds of Pinellas parents complain that their kids' bus stops are too far away.
THE KIDS CAN STAY: Facing a lawsuit, Hernando reverses course on plans to bar Pasco and Citrus students from its magnet high school.
BUT THE SUPERINTENDENT HAS GOT TO GO: Hernando continues to negotiate the exit of superintendent Wayne Alexander.
FEELING THE MUSIC: Two teens start an after-school music camp at Hernando's Floyd K-8 School.
LOVING CHARTER SCHOOLS: Gov. Charlie Crist touts the value of charters and choice during a Lee County tour, the Naples Daily News reports.
FLORIDA'S GETTING SMALLER: The state's first population decline in six decades comes as no surprise to educators, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
EASING THE TRANSITION: Edison College creates a program to help freshmen survive the rigors of higher ed, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
NO VIRTUAL FOR YOU: Some Citrus parents learn the hard way that their children aren't eligible for the district's new elementary virtual program, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.