Florida education news: Commissioner search, charter schools, iPads and more
THEY LOVE PAM: Gov. Rick Scott and FEA president Andy Ford both say interim education commissioner Pam Stewart might be best for the job permanently. The State Board of Education was right to extend its search for the best applicants, the Times editorializes.
NO JUSTIFICATION: Pasco district officials recommend approval of K12 Inc.'s virtual charter application despite a state investigation into the company.
iLEARNING: Tampa's Academy of the Holy Names buys iPads for all its students in grades 3 through 12 to use in class.
VOTE FOR ME: Five Hernando high school seniors vie to represent all students on the School Board.
A FEW WORDS: New Duval School Board members offer advice to incoming superintendent Nikolai Vitti, the Florida Times-Union reports.
BEHIND THE CURVE: Collier officials look for ways to boost the education level of residents, the Naples Daily News reports.
FREE FOOD: Palm Beach schools will offer free breakfast to all students, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LAWSUIT: A Marion family sues the school district over alleged mistreatment of their autistic first-grade child, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
SEX WITH STUDENT: A secretary at a Polk Christian high school is arrested on charges of having sex with an underage male student, the Ledger reports.
CHARTER CONCERNS: The Leon School Board takes issue with having to serve as fiscal agent for a charter school grant proposal, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.