Florida education news: The election edition, plus a few other stories
CLASS SIZE: The rules stay the same as Amendment 8 fails to get 60 percent of the votes. • Over in Collier County, that could lead to rezoning of all elementary schools, the Naples Daily News reports. More from the Miami Herald and the Orlando Sentinel.
KEY RACES: Rick Scott appears headed to the governor's mansion. • Rep. Will Weatherford holds a strong lead in his race. • SB 6 architect John Thrasher wins reelection, the Florida Times-Union reports.
ABOUT THAT BACKPACK: A Pasco dad fights to let his fourth-grade son carry a backpack that his principal has deemed inappropriate.
TOO MANY PEOPLE: Teachers at Pinellas County's Maximo Elementary say their school is too crowded.
NOT ENOUGH COMPUTERS: Seminole school officials worry about the pending arrival of computerized FCAT testing, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
FINISH UP: Florida Atlantic University gets a grant to help second-year students at risk of dropping out of college, the Palm Beach Post reports.