Florida education news: Career academies, KIPP schools, bus drivers and more
TEACHER TRIALS: Hillsborough school teachers tried to find success under the district's new performance standards. (Times photo, Skip O'Rourke)
SLENDER SUPPORT: Private sector contributions don't flow to Pasco County's new culinary arts academy as hoped.
GET ME OUTTA HERE: A growing number of St. Johns teachers retire rather than deal with new employment laws, the St. Augustine Record reports.
ON ITS WAY: The KIPP charter school in Jacksonville appears to offer the education needed for the struggling students it serves, the Florida Times-Union editorializes.
END THE DISTRACTIONS: Florida teachers unions, school boards and others should settle their political disputes at the ballot box and not in the courtroom, the Daytona Beach News-Journal editorializes.
LABOR NEWS: A Manatee teacher accused of asking "can I kill a kid today?" tries to avoid suspension, the Bradenton Herald reports.
SIX-FIGURE SALARIES: At least six Broward teachers get paid more than $100,000 without teaching any students, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
ITS OWN OVERSIGHT: The Palm Beach school district considers creating an inspector general's office to root out fraud and corruption, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
HELP WANTED: The Palm Beach school district struggles to find qualified school bus drivers, the Palm Beach Post reports.
TOO MANY WHITE MEN: Florida law schools lament a lack of diversity in students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.