Florida education news: Fundamental schools, mid-year graduation, hypnosis and more
TOP 10 NO MORE: Florida's education system falls out of the top tier in Education Week's annual ranking.
IN THE RUNNING? Secretary of State Kurt Browning resigns his state position, setting up the possibility he might run for Pasco schools superintendent.
NO RAISES: The Hernando School Board denies raises to about 260 non-union employees, saying it can't afford them.
IMAGE BOOST: Chamberlain High School's A grade from the state helps polish a reputation that has been tainted with past problems.
IT'S FUNDAMENTAL: As Pasco school officials explore magnet options, they should consider opening a fundamental school, the Times editorializes.
'SHORTCHANGED': Many central Florida high-poverty schools don't get their fair share of personnel funding, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
TAKING THE WALK: Collier holds its first mid-year graduation ceremony for seniors who finish early, the Naples Daily News reports.
YOU ARE BEING CHARGED: A former Sarasota principal faces misdemeanor charges over using hypnosis on students, the Herald-Tribune reports.
'WORTH THE WAIT': Hundreds of Palm Beach parents line up for the chance to win a spot in an arts-themed magnet middle school, the Palm Beach Post reports.
SKIP FOR THE SUB: Dozens of students at a Volusia high school walk out of classes to protest the unexplained removal of a popular substitute teacher and coach, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.