Florida education news: Faith-based instruction, alternative school, bus fees and more
NOPE: Pinellas School Board members won't bend to some community requests to adopt a faith-based instructional model to help struggling elementary school readers. (Times photo, Leah Millis)
FAR AND WIDE: The Pinellas School Board should conduct a broad national search for the best new superintendent it can find, the Times editorializes.
DECENTRALIZED: The Manatee school district gives principals more authority to decide how to instruct their lowest-performing students, the Herald-Tribune reports. More on the district's improvement plan from the Bradenton Herald.
FRAUD? The University of Miami and St. Thomas University are among 20 law schools sued for deceptive student recruiting practices, the Miami Herald reports.
SETTLED: The Collier School Board gives ousted superintendent Dennis Thompson $120,000 to go away, the Naples Daily News reports.
BUMMER: Collier district officials expect a large jump in D and F schools, with a corresponding drop in morale, the Naples Daily News reports.
LAST CHANCE: Lee leaders consider sending only the most troubled students to the district's alternative school, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
PAY UP: Palm Beach officials look into charging students for school bus rides, the Sun-Sentinel reports.