Florida education news: Classroom speakers, campaign contributions, FCAT review and more
BE CAREFUL: Hillsborough superintendent MaryEllen Elia urges teachers to use caution when choosing classroom speakers, and proposes no changes to the rules. (Times photo, Carolina Hidalgo)
RAISING CASH: Challenger Kurt Browning outraises incumbent Pasco superintendent Heather Fiorentino by a 3-1 margin in campaign contributions.
JOIN THE CROWD: Pinellas School Board appointee Glen Gilzean officially announces his bid to keep the seat.
CRUNCH TIME: An Escambia third-grade class tries to make last minute FCAT review fun to alleviate the high stakes, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
SHUT IT DOWN: Miami-Dade officials make the case to close a troublesome charter school, the Miami Herald reports.
KEEP READING: Collier launches a pilot program to send books home for the summer with about 1,000 students who are still learning English, the Naples Daily News reports.
KEEP ON TAXING: Indian River School Board members consider asking voters to continue a special tax that supports school technology and jobs, the Vero Beach Press Journal reports. • The Marion School Board places two tax referendums on the August primary ballot, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE? Palm Beach officials try to craft policy to keep families from lying about their residence to jump school boundaries without discriminating against immigrants, the Palm Beach Post reports.
DROP THE CALORIES: Brevard schools prepare to remake about 500 cafeteria recipes, Florida Today reports.
YOUR AD HERE: Seminole schools plan to ramp up their advertising and sponsorship sales to raise more cash, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WHAT TO CUT? UF officials review how they plan to deal with $38 million in budget cuts, the Gainesville Sun reports.