Florida education news: Florida Legislature, International Baccalaureate, single-gender classes and more
COME TOGETHER: Several Florida lawmakers tell the Times/Herald that they expect a more bipartisan, consensus-building legislative session.
PARTNERS: A new assistant principal at a struggling Duval high school strives to bring community support into the equation, the Florida Times-Union reports.
CONNECTIONS: Top students at Sarasota's Booker High take International Baccalaureate programs remotely for the experience, and not for the IB diploma, the Herald-Tribune reports.
OFF TRACK: Manatee schools shelve a successful anti-gang program for at-risk students because of budget woes, the Bradenton Herald reports.
BOYS VS. GIRLS: Some Palm Beach schools try single-gender classes to see if they improve student performance, the Palm Beach Post reports.
NO ROOM: Crowding forces tough decisions at several Palm Beach schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.
OPPORTUNITY: Florida's choice for its next education commissioner will say a lot about the state's direction on education reform, Orlando Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab writes.
HOMELESS: The number of homeless students in central Florida rises for a fifth consecutive year, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
CONTROL: An election to replace one Volusia School Board member could change the political bent of the board, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.