Florida education news: Chinese lessons, teacher resignations, early release days and more
LANGUAGE LESSONS: Pasco eSchool hires its first Chinese language teacher, with plans to expand other languages as well. (Times file photo)
PINCHING PENNIES: Hernando budget officials find about $1 million through spending cuts last year.
FED UP: A growing number of Manatee teachers leave their jobs, the Bradenton Herald reports.
LOBBYING THE LAWMAKERS: Florida Gulf Coast University spends thousands on lobbyists, the Naples Daily News reports.
EARLY RELEASE: Manatee district leaders will reconsider whether to let students out early every Wednesday for teacher planning, the Herald-Tribune reports.
NO WIGGLE ROOM: Okaloosa schools have little money for unplanned construction and maintenance projects in their new budget, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.