Florida education news: Hiring freeze, virtual charter schools, superheroes and more
HOLD OFF: Pasco superintendent hopeful Kurt Browning asks incumbent Heather Fiorentino to freeze hiring in the district office. (Times file photo)
SCORES MATTER: The Manatee School Board wants a new superintendent who will focus on improving test results, the Herald-Tribune reports.
TAXES IN MIND: The Brevard School Board approves a budget moving capital funds to operations with hopes that a local sales tax will pass in November, Florida Today reports.
HOW BAD? The Palm Beach district and teachers' union spar over just how bad the system's budget woes are as they negotiate salaries, the Palm Beach Post reports.
STILL TRYING: K12 Inc. proposes a virtual charter school for Marion County, but faces local doubts, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
IN ORDER: Monroe district officials hope to finally have their budget under control after years of disarray, the Keynoter reports.
COMICAL: An Alachua middle school teacher uses comic books and superheroes to keep his students' interest while learning math and science lessons, the Gainesville Sun reports.