Florida education news: Driver education, school board pay, homeless students and more
DANGEROUS DISTRACTIONS: Some Hillsborough high school students learn firsthand how things like texting and loud music can distract them while driving. (Photo from jupiterimages)
IT'S ALL IN THE INTERPRETATION: Pasco School Board members will get a pay cut, or a small raise, depending on how they read a new law.
AN ACT OF KINDNESS: A Pinellas GED teacher inspires a student to donate $70 to help others who can't afford the class fee.
HOMELESS: The number of homeless students in central Florida skyrockets, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
A 'CALL TO ACTION': Former Florida governor Jeb Bush inspires Arizona lawmakers to consider grading schools just like Florida does, the AP reports.
'DEFINITELY NEEDED': Florida's new high school grading system should help determine whether schools really are doing a good job, Florida Today editorializes.
RESTORING PUBLIC FAITH: Broward board members talk about how to proceed in the wake of their suspended colleague Beverly Gallagher's recent arrest on public corruption charges, the Miami Herald reports.