Florida education news: College credits, concealed weapons, paddling and more
MORE THAN "SOME COLLEGE": Tampa area colleges and universities reach an agreement to honor each others' credits to help students earn degrees. (Times photo, Carolina Hidalgo)
WHAT'S IN THE BAG? Fifty-three teachers take advantage of a Pinellas security firm's offer to teach them how to use and conceal firearms.
FORCED OUT: Longtime USF vice president Michael Hoad resigns amid an investigation that he created a hostile work environment for female employees.
NO MORE BOARD: The Citrus school district prepares to remove corporal punishment from its code of student conduct list of penalties, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.
DEALING WITH IT: Edison State College officials are confident they've tackled issues that led to the school's accreditation probation, the Naples Daily News reports.
PRICEY, BUT WORTH IT: The Manatee School Board paid more than $160,000 for a forensic audit to determine what went wrong with district finances, the Bradenton Herald reports.
TAXED: The Palm Beach school district asks lawmakers to give back some taxing authority for capital projects to cover expected shortfalls, the Palm Beach Post reports.
NO THANKS: Just two private schools accepting corporate tax credit scholarships sign up to offer the FCAT to students, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
POVERTY: Flagler schools see student poverty levels rising, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.