Florida education news: Gates Foundation grant, attendance zones, character education and more
CHANGING CULTURE: The Hillsborough school district is on the verge of getting a major grant that could change the way teachers do their job. Superintendent MaryEllen Elia spoke about the impact the grant could have. (Times photo, Atoyia Deans)
HECK NO, WE WON'T GO: The Pasco School Board draws a crowd of upset parents who call for changes in proposed new attendance zones.
WHAT TO DO? Palm Beach principals struggle to pick the best curriculum path for their schools now that the superintendent has eased his mandate for added testing, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
ETHICS ISSUES: The Broward School Board has trouble working its way through ideas to reform problems in its construction process, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
HOW MANY EMPTY SEATS? In schools, it all depends on how you count, as Broward is discovering, the Miami Herald reports.
BUILDING CHARACTER: Florida schools try to fit character lessons into all the academic work, the Florida Times-Union reports.
WHEN CONSULTANTS WILL DO: Martin schools hire outside help to run the district's finances, the Stuart News reports.
KEEPING STUDENTS SAFE: UF's police chief talks about campus security as the annual university crime statistics come out, the Gainesville Sun reports.