Florida education news: Classroom printers, superintendent qualifications, AP exams and more
FLASH POINT: Pinellas teachers fight back against district plans to take away their classroom printers. (Times photo, Leah Mills)
WILD CARD: An unlikely candidate for schools superintendent makes the Pasco County ballot.
COMMONPLACE: Advanced Placement exams aren't just for top, college bound students anymore as states including Florida incorporate them into more regular instruction, the AP reports.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Parents, civic leaders, businesses and others must offer financial support to Florida public schools where government backing doesn't exist, Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell writes.
DUMP IT: Miami-Dade County seeks to drop the money losing Head Start program from its budget, the Miami Herald reports.
WHISTLEBLOWER? A suspended Florida State College at Jacksonville administrator says there's much wrong with the school's leadership, the Florida Times-Union reports.
NOT QUALIFIED: Current Monroe superintendent Jesus Jara, whose term ends in January, doesn't meet the job description as the School Board seeks a permanent appointed superintendent for the first time, the Keynoter reports.