Florida education news: Charter schools, attendance zone shifts, bus cameras and more
REJECTED: Hillsborough rejects a charter for Imagine Schools, saying the out-of-state company is operating in Florida against state law.
DOWN TO SEVEN: Hernando narrows its field of superintendent hopefuls.
NEW PREZ: FSU chooses Eric Barron as its new leader.
WHAT TO DO? Parrott Middle in Brooksville introduces students to a range of technology education programs.
ONE MORE CHANCE: A Pinellas school custodian gets a 29th opportunity to improve his job performance.
WARM AT LAST: USF St. Petersburg fixes the hot water at its dorm.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Challenger K-8 gets more than a lecture about smoking • Pinellas music students go it alone • Homeless veterans to receive blankets, warm accessories • Makeovers boost tweens in Girlfriends program
MATH PROS: Miami-Dade students outperformed their peers nationally on the math NAEP, the Miami Herald reports.
STAYING ALIVE: Manatee will vote whether to let tiny Duette Elementary remain open as a charter, the Bradenton Herald reports.
THEY'RE WATCHING: Lee agrees to spend nearly $800,000 outfitting all its school buses with cameras, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
DON'T WORRY -- YET: Indian River leaders tell parents their concerns over possible calendar changes for 2010-11 are premature, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
FEWER KIDS: Okaloosa looks into closing as many as four schools amid declining enrollment, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
LABOR NEWS: Marion teachers declare impasse in contract talks, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
CASE ALMOST CLOSED: Orange is nearing settlement in a decades-old desegregation case, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
FALLING SHORT: Orange's local sales tax for school construction is about $600,000 shy of completing all the projects on the list, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
ACCREDITED: FAMU finally wins back its full accreditation, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.