Florida education news: Hazing, budget cuts, African-American history and more
STICK AROUND: The Pinellas School Board likes superintendent John Stewart enough to remove the "interim" from his title.
HE TRIED: FAMU's ousted marching band director says he did all he could to end a culture of hazing that led to a member's death.
ONLINE ACCESS: The Alachua school district launches its own virtual education program, the Gainesville Sun reports.
SKILLS NEEDED: Southwest Florida school leaders look to retool their education offerings to make the region less dependent on tourism, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
CUTS COMING: Manatee school finance officials warn that the 2012-13 budget looks grim, the Bradenton Herald reports. The district might hire an expert to help make its cuts, the Herald-Tribune reports.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH? A Duval assistant principal accuses his principal of using district e-mail to promote political and religious views, the Florida Times-Union reports.
COLLEGE CONCERNS: Many Florida academics worry that the liberal arts are under siege by the current state administration, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
HISTORY LESSONS: A Palm Beach School Board member tries to get the district's African-American history curriculum back on track, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TEACHER TRAINING: Florida will use Race to the Top funds to prepare more science and math teachers, the Orlando Sentinel reports.