Florida education news: High school turnaround, dropped class fees, school rental costs and more
TURNING THINGS AROUND: Hillsborough's Middleton High sees major culture change as the perennially struggling school works to improve student academic performance. (Times photo, Atoyia Deans)
SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE: The assistant principal of a Hernando middle school does her son, and herself, no good by wielding her authority inappropriately, columnist Dan DeWitt writes.
JUST BE FAIR: Broward employees call upon the district to conduct more fair investigations of accused wrongdoing, the Miami Herald reports.
MONEY WORRIES: Lee superintendent Jim Browder frets that the district won't have enough funding to deal with class size and other mandates, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
ASK TOUGH QUESTIONS: The Palm Beach School Board needs to take a closer look at the tenure of superintendent Art Johnson, the Palm Beach Post editorializes.
THAT'LL BE $378: Florida Bright Futures students who dropped classes get a bill for the credits anyway, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
HOW MUCH TO CHARGE? Palm Beach non-profits are asking the school district to cut its room rental fees, a move that could hurt the district's already shaky finances, the Palm Beach Post reports.
LABOR NEWS: A ruling is near in Santa Rosa's teacher contract impasse, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.