Florida education news: Crisis counseling, science lessons, school mascots and more
LIFE LINE: USF counseling and public health students put their classroom lessons to use volunteering on the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay hotline. (Times photo, Daniel Wallace)
IS ANTHROPOLOGY A STEM FIELD? University chancellor Frank Brogan says it is. Politifact finds that half true.
STAYING ALIVE: The Palm Beach parent group that led to the ouster of superintendent Art Johnson remains active behind the scenes a year later, the Palm Beach Post reports.
SCIENCE LESSONS: Escambia elementary schools amp up their science curriculum in the younger grades, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
SEEKING OPPORTUNITY: Children of undocumented immigrants protest Florida's tuition policies, the Miami Herald reports.
PLEASE HELP: A growing number of Collier and Lee teachers turn to donorschoose.org for classroom support, the Naples Daily News reports.
COMMUNITY BACKING: A formerly struggling, low-income Duval elementary school overcomes its obstacles to have strong academic performance with the help of many volunteers, the Florida Times-Union reports.
HOW ABOUT THEM DAWGS? A Panhandle high school principal draws some criticism for proposing to change the school mascot from Dawgs to Bulldogs, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
FACTIONS FORMING: Sides shape up as the Florida State University System prepares to examine USF Polytechnic's independence request, the Gainesville Sun reports.