Florida education news: Financial reserves, charter school cherry picking, adult education and more
STRONGER: Improved financial reserves should keep the Hernando school district off the state's fiscal watch list.
SKIMMING? Pasco superintendent Heather Fiorentino accuses a charter school of trying to cherry pick only the best students.
TRAINING: Hernando County needs an adult education center, the Times editorializes.
ILLEGAL: The Seminole School Board rejects an effort by a struggling private school to tap into public funds by going charter, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
ANSWERS: The Broward School Board prepares to wade into the district's school bus troubles, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LEGAL ADVICE: The Duval School Board hires a district lawyer to stop outsourcing its legal work, the Florida Times-Union reports.
PLANNING: The Collier school district unveils a new program geared at helping students prepare for future college and career goals, the Naples Daily News reports.
VACANT: Many Florida schools start the year with substitute teachers as they struggle to fill openings, NPR reports.
GOOD AND BAD: Higher than expected enrollment means extra funding for Manatee schools, but also class size violations, the Bradenton Herald reports.
LABOR NEWS: Four hopefuls seek to take over the embattled Broward Teachers Union, the Sun-Sentinel reports.