Florida education news: Holy water, science education, big animals and more
'ONE OF THE FINEST DEANS': Betty Stewart takes over as Eckerd College's new dean of faculty. (Times photo, Lara Cerri)
GROWING FIELD: A sixth candidate enters the race to unseat Hillsborough School Board member April Griffin.
HOLY COW: Two Broward teachers are removed amid allegations that they poured holy water on a colleague who is an atheist, WPLG-TV reports.
IMPROVING SCIENCE EDUCATION: The University of Miami and Lee County schools are joining forces to create an enhanced science curriculum with a focus on students learning English, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
BRING HIM BACK? The Palm Beach schools that followed the advice of dismissed chief academic officer Jeffrey Hernandez showed strong improvement, the Palm Beach Post reports.
AG LESSONS: High school students at Turner Tech learn to care for large animals in the urban environs of Miami-Dade, the Miami Herald reports.
KEEPING TRACK: Duval schools plan to collect data on student bullying and use it to help with training efforts, the Florida Times Union reports.
GRANT LOST: Several Treasure Coast schools lose out on a federal grant that had provided needy students with free fruits and vegetables, the Stuart News reports.
ANOTHER LEADER: Royal Palm Beach High gets yet another new principal, who vows to turn around the struggling school, the Palm Beach Post reports.