Florida education news: Free Constitutions, Algebra I, unused classrooms and more
NEW VOICE TO THE MIX: Springstead High senior Tori Selby wins election to serve as Hernando County's first student School Board representative. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)
THANKS, BUT NO: Hernando and Citrus school districts turn down an offer of free Constitution booklets from a political group for all eighth graders.
SORRY: Pinellas interim superintendent John Stewart apologizes to a bus driver after learning the driver had been turned away from using some school bathrooms.
GETTING THE FACTS: The NAACP wants to make sure that minority students are not adversely affected by te pending closure of the Richard Milburn Academy charter school in Manatee, the Bradenton Herald reports.
LET'S GET PHYSICAL: Palm Beach School Board members want teachers to do more to ensure students are getting their mandated 150 minutes of weekly physical activity, the Palm Beach Post reports.
LABOR NEWS: Contract talks hit an impasse at Edison State College, the Naples Daily News reports.
ADD IT UP: Lee schools consider making Algebra I an eighth-grade course, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
OPEN SPACE: Volusia and Flagler schools wind up with unused classrooms as enrollment falls, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
FALSE IMAGE: Central Florida superintendents say a federally required letter to parents stating their districts are in corrective action offers a misleading perception of how their schools are doing, the Orlando Sentinel reports.