Florida education news: Cell phones, zero tolerance, stimulus funds and more
CLASS, PULL OUT YOUR CELL PHONES: While many high schools ban their use anywhere, Pasco's Wiregrass Ranch High School encourages teachers to incorporate cell phones into their instruction. (Times photo, Jeffrey S. Solochek)
BACK ON TRACK: John Stratton aims to help struggling teens make it through school at Hernando's STAR Education Center.
A LITTLE MORE TOLERANCE: Texas joins Florida in loosening up its zero tolerance policy in schools, Time reports.
SAVING JOBS: About 250 Manatee school employees keep their jobs because of federal stimulus funding, the Bradenton Herald reports.
LABOR NEWS: Palm Beach teachers demand raises as the administration says it doesn't have enough money for that, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
GETTING READY TO GRADUATE: Florida Today focuses on a high school's Class of 2010 for a special report.
FOCUS OF INVESTIGATION: A prominent Broward lobbyist comes under scrutiny in the corruption probe of School Board member Beverly Gallagher, the Miami Herald reports.