Florida education news: Child care, Mitt Romney rally, job creation and more
STARTUPS: USF-St. Petersburg business professor Bill Jackson teaches university instructors in Iraq about business startups and enterpreneurship. (Photo courtesy of Bill Jackson)
FUNDRAISING: The Pasco-Hernando Early Learning Coalition collects extra support for child care programs through its local foundation.
POLITICS: Mitt Romney's planned rally at Land O'Lakes High School brings criticism to the Pasco school district.
SUPPORT: Several groups offer praise for Gov. Rick Scott's plan treating education as a component of job creation, the AP reports. Watch his speech in this Fort Myers News-Press video. More from the Orlando Sentinel.
LAWSUIT: A software development company sues Florida's education commissioner over a website it had a contract to create, the AP reports.
FOCUS: State College of Florida faculty and students want their school's political drama to end, the Bradenton Herald reports.
BETTER SAFE: Palm Beach schools close early under the threat of hurricane, catching parents offguard, the Palm Beach Post reports.
FIX IT: The Lake Wales Charter School system changes some of its public meeting logistics after a complaint that it violated the state's Sunshine law, the Ledger reports.
SUSPENDED: Monroe's chief of staff is suspended over false claims that he had a CPA license, the Keynoter reports.
IMBALANCE: A failed Orange charter school spent more on its principal than on its educational program, the Orlando Sentinel reports.