Florida education news: High school grades, school supplies, new leaders and more
NEW LEADERS: Five Hernando schools will start the year with new principals. (Times photo, Ron Thompson)
EXPECTING THE FLU: Tampa area schools prepare for a wave of swine flu.
MONROE GETS INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT: Gov. Crist appoints veteran administrator Joseph Burke to run the district as suspended superintendent Randy Acevedo goes to trial on official misconduct charges, the Miami Herald reports.
GLOOM AHEAD: Flagler and Volusia school leaders predict financial storms ahead, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
MOVE ON: Okay, the Collier board disagrees on its superintendent's performance. More important is how it will harness its praise and criticism into a plan to move the district ahead, the Naples Daily News editorializes.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADES: Florida's new high school grading system gets mixed reviews, the Stuart News reports.
SAFE TO SCHOOL: Manatee aims to make sure kids know the best ways to walk, bike or ride the bus to school, the Bradenton Herald reports.
CHIPPING IN: South Florida parents contribute supplies and cash to help their schools cover a tight budget year, the Miami Herald reports.
RUNNING ON EMPTY: Collier's health insurance reserve is nearly gone, the Naples Daily News reports.
STOCKING UP: Can you say 78,579 boxes of pencils? Orange schools buy supplies in bulk, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
IF YOU BUILD IT ... Maybe they won't come. Manatee has trouble finding students for its newest magnet school, the Herald-Tribune reports.
MODEL SCHOOLS: Leon uses two schools with strong FCAT success as a model for other schools to learn from, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.