Florida education news: Homeless students, Race to the Top, school reform and more
KIDS IN NEED: Hernando schools help a growing number of homeless students. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)
PASSING AP: Some Pinellas teachers struggle to get their students to pass Advanced Placement exams, but the reasons why aren't simple.
PASCO SCHOOL BOARD: District 4 candidates Alison Crumbley and Karen King have different priorities in their race for the seat.
BIG CONCERNS: Parents of students at Lakeview Elementary worry that the Pinellas district's plan to transfer their children and programs to a D-rated school will hurt their education.
GETTING CLOSER: Hernando teachers and the district near a deal on insurance benefits.
WORKING HARD: A Q&A with new Boca Ciega High principal Michael Vigue.
RACING TO THE TOP: After initially refusing to participate, the Polk school district prepares to implement Race to the Top reforms, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
BY THE NUMBERS: Alachua schools have concerns that their student count might lead to decreased funding, the Gainesville Sun reports.
LOBBYING EFFORT: Brevard leaders hope to convince voters to support continuation of a local critical operating needs property tax, Florida Today reports.
SHRINKING CLASSES: South Florida schools get "creative" to meet the class size amendment, to the dismay of some, the Miami Herald reports.
ON THE BRINK: The greater Jacksonville community is the biggest asset and biggest threat to the public school system's reform effort, the Florida Times-Union editorializes.
[Sorry about missing Saturday's roundup. Car troubles.]