Florida education news: Classroom speakers, charter schools, extended school days and more
HARD WORK: Several Tampa area college students get internships for some hands-on experiences at the Republican National Convention. (Times photo, Carolina Hidalgo)
SPEAK UP: The Hillsborough School Board again considers revisions to its policy on classroom speakers.
DIMINISHED: Pasco superintendent Heather Fiorentino's last-minute political attack ad on opponent Kurt Browning suggests her shrinking credibility, the Times editorializes.
AT RISK: The Polk school district wins approval to open six charter schools for at-risk students, the Ledger reports.
60 MINUTES: Teachers at several low-performing elementary schools in South Florida question the state mandate that requires them to teach an extra hour per day, WPLG-TV reports.
ACCUSATIONS FLY: Some Duval School Board candidates accuse their opponents and some incumbents of a conflict of interest, the Florida Times-Union reports.
WAITING: The Marion School Board delays making final budget decisions until after voters decide on district tax referendums, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
MIXED: Seminole parents react with understanding, anger at news that the district might rezone and close schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
BIG PLANS: USF Sarasota-Manatee seeks to expand but needs a cash infusion to make its dreams into reality, the Herald-Tribune reports.