Florida education news: Career academies, Bright Futures, anti-bullying efforts and more
BACK TO SCHOOL: More than 1 million students head to Florida's universities and colleges this week. (Photo special to the Times)
LOOKING AHEAD: Pasco officials hope to help career-minded students with mentorships at local businesses and industries.
SW FLORIDA'S GROWTH INDUSTRY: It's higher education. The region has 10 colleges educating 32,000 students. But some worry there's too much duplication of service, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
YOU WANT TO MEET WHERE? Some Collier teachers are upset that the district is holding its back-to-school event at a church, the Naples Daily News reports.
NO NEW SCHOOLS: Collier starts the year without any new schools for the first time in a long time, the Naples Daily News reports.
WHAT'S NEW? Quite a few rules for the school districts of northeast Florida, the Florida Times-Union reports.
LEAVE THAT KID ALONE: Polk takes a tougher stance against bullying, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
NOT SO BRIGHT FUTURES: Some Florida college students worry that changes to the Bright Futures scholarship rules will hurt them academically, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.