Florida education news: High school credit, free speech, summer school and more
CREDIT: A Pasco father convinces the Florida Department of Education to revise its course codes so high school students can earn weighted credit for more acclerated courses. (Times file photo)
FREE SPEECH: A Hillsborough family sues the school district after their son is prohibited from distributing invitations to a church Easter party.
PAY UP: A Hernando County high school principal angers some parents with his efforts to collect unpaid student fees and debts.
NEVERENDING STORY: It seems like the Pinellas school district has been searching for a superintendent for years, columnist John Romano writes. Even so, the best option appears to be to restart its current search, the Times editorializes.
TOSSED: A state administrative law judge finds that the State Board of Education failed to properly write rules on teacher evaluations, the Florida Times-Union reports.
SUMMERTIME BLUES: Florida students struggle without summer school, NPR reports.
RESTRAINT: The Palm Beach school district takes steps to reduce its use of restraint and seclusion of special needs students, the Palm Beach Post reports.
HIGH TECH: Okaloosa schools aim to improve their use of technology in the classroom, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. (Story package)
BEHIND: Florida ACT scores improve but still sit near the bottom of the nation, the Orlando Sentinel reports.