Florida education news: Civics, amendments, speeches and more
FREEDOM LESSONS: Students at Hernando's Powell Middle School celebrate civics and the Constitution. (Photo special to the Times)
SETTLED: A former USF Polytechnic administrator wins a settlement after claiming his firing was "political."
THIS IS A TEST: A supporter of Hillsborough School Board member Carol Kurdell sends electronic donations to two opponents to see whether they'd accept it.
STAY OUT: The Pasco School Board made a wise move in keeping partisan speech out of schools, the Times editorializes.
ON THE AMENDMENTS: Amendment 8 on the Florida ballot draws voucher opponents into a debate that religious groups say isn't about them, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • Palm Beach school district leaders weigh opposition to Amendments 3 and 4, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
WRONG WAY: Former governor and senator Bob Graham argues that Florida is hurting itself by insufficiently funding public education, the Palm Beach Post reports.
HARD WORK: Manatee schools have begun moving toward tougher national curriculum standards, the Herald-Tribune reports.
TAKE A HIKE: About 40 Brevard schools participate in Walk To School Day, Florida Today reports.
COME TOGETHER: The principals of two Polk schools sharing a campus sign an agreement on how they'll run their schools, the Ledger reports.