Florida education news: Charter schools, high school grades, Michelle Rhee and more
DECISION TIME: Seven charter school applicants look forward to approval in Hillsborough County, while four others try to understand why they're being rejected.
NEW ADVICE: The Broward School Board will have a new lawyer for the first time in 42 years, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
HOMELESS: Florida schools see a rising number of homeless students, the St. Augustine Record reports.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADES: The Florida Department of Education will release grades for the state's high schools today using a new formula that relies on more than just FCAT scores, the Gainesville Sun reports.
NO RHEE? NO PROBLEM: Eric J. Smith is the best person around to be Florida's education commissioner, Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas writes.
NO MORE ACCIDENTS: Protesters call for slower speeds on the roads near a Palm Beach school after a boy is injured walking to school, the Palm Beach Post reports.