Florida education news: Early release days, school diversity, chocolate milk and more
CALENDAR CONCERNS: A committee of Hillsborough school teachers, parents, principals and others begins reviewing the role of early-release days in the district.
A CLOSER LOOK: The Pinellas school district will investigate an administrator who helped her daughter's boyfriend land an assistant principal job.
TIME VS. DIVERSITY: Manatee school officials consider student assignment changes that would be more convenient to families but reduce racial diversity in some schools, the Bradenton Herald reports.
SUE YOU: A construction firm sues the Martin School Board claiming the board gave away its contract for a project to another company, the Stuart News reports.
GET RID OF IT: Florida schools should eliminate chocolate milk and other over-sugared foods and drinks from their cafeterias, Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas writes.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Volusia School Board approves three new charters but rejects two others, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
TOUGH DECISIONS: Santa Rosa schools grapple with changing student schedules mid-semester because of class size rules, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.