Florida education news: CTU strike, classroom technology, bullying and more
"FLIPPED": Many central Florida teachers create high-tech classes based on integrated technology, to mixed reviews, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SING A SONG: Spurned by Walmart, a Broward school chorus takes its "God Bless America" performance to a more welcoming location, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
CONNECTIONS: A Naples-based software company creates system that allows schools to create real-time student updates for parents to access, the Naples Daily News reports.
PARTNERS: Polk schools look to join forces with areas businesses, the Ledger reports.
TRANSPARENCY: An audit committee seeks a law firm with no ties to the Manatee school district to determine how the district arrived at an unexpected $3.5 million deficit, the Bradenton Herald reports.
SELF DEFENSE: Alachua martial arts schools offer children lessons in defending themselves against bullies in schools and the community, the Gainesville Sun reports.
HEALTHY CHOICES: Flagler school cafeterias aim to balance nutrition with taste so students eat their lunches rather than throw them away, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.