Florida education news: Class size, Bright Futures, middle school sports and more
OVER THE LIMIT: Required to meet state class size rules, Pasco County schools move students and teachers in ways they'd rather not. (Times photo, Douglas Clifford)
BIG SHOES: Retiring Pasco Education Foundation executive director Chip Wichmanowski leaves the school district better than he found it, columnist Bill Stevens writes.
ONLINE DEBATE: Florida's school districts grapple with K12 Inc.'s applications for virtual charter schools, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting reports.
EXTRA SUPPORT: The Collier education foundation creates 12 full college scholarships for at-risk students at a high-need high school, the Naples Daily News reports.
GET TO KNOW THEM: New College's new president wants to improve the school's profile, the Bradenton Herald reports.
MERIT OR NEED? A debate continues over who should get Florida's Bright Futures scholarships, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
LOST: Monroe schools don't get reauthorized for a federal grant that was supporting before- and after-school care, the Keynoter reports.
OPPOSITION MOUNTS: A proposed Seminole school property tax faces criticism from some in the business community, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
STAY OCCUPIED: Flagler officials look into creating middle school sports teams, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.