Florida education news: early start, controversial candidates, wish in a bottle
EARLY START: Rampello, a K-8 school in Hillsborough County, started school a week early. The school is getting an early start to make up for closing during the Republican National Convention next week. It's less than a mile from the Tampa Bay Times forum.
CONTROVERSIAL CANDIDATES: Both remaining candidates for the Hillsborough County School Board come with controversy.
WISH IN A BOTTLE: A 15-year-old girl in Kendall threw 100 bottles into the ocean, hoping to find people to help her raise enough money to attend a year-long immersion program in Jordan, the Miami Herald reports.
CERTIFICATION: Middle schoolers at four Polk County schools will be able to earn Microsoft certification, according to the Ledger.