Florida education news: career changing teachers, career education, school closures and more
MORE THAN SB 6: Education dominated much of the Florida legislative session, with vouchers, high school graduation requirements and class size among the hotly debated issues. (Times file photo)
HELPING HAND: Central Florida school Gay-Straight Alliances give students a safe place to figure out who they are, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
CAREER CHANGERS: About 22 percent of Collier schoolteachers started out in other professions, the Naples Daily News reports. • Two Florida members of Congress file legislation to make it easier for displaced space center workers to become teachers, Florida Today reports.
HIGH NOTES: The University of North Florida aims to boost its classical music department, the Florida Times-Union reports.
BEHIND THE ACADEMIES: John Small leads Polk's effort to expand its career education programs, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: Polk plans to narrow its field candidates to about five this week, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
SHUT 'EM: Monroe's School Board chairman says the district has too many schools for too few students, the Keynoter reports.
SLIMMING DOWN: Monroe eliminates 45 teaching jobs, the Keynoter reports.