Florida education news: iPads, bonuses, school health clinics and more
HILLSBOROUGH SCHOOL BOARD: District 6 incumbent April Griffin has said she's "currently seeking" a degree at Hillsborough Community College, but the college says she hasn't taken a class in years.
THE RACE IS ON: The Hernando School Board signs off on a Race to the Top plan, but some members worry the grant would not cover the full cost of the changes proposed.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Clay Night bonds families • Three at Gulf High named National Hispanic Scholars
AMENDMENT 8: Proposed changes to Florida's class size rules would not eliminate class size controls but they would help schools better manage their classes, the Orlando Sentinel editorializes.
IPADS EVERYWHERE: Manatee schools purchase hundreds of iPads for students to use, the Bradenton Herald reports.
HISPANIC ACHIEVEMENT: President Obama names Miami-Dade College president Eduardo Padron to lead an advisory commission on Hispanic education, the Miami Herald reports.
LABOR NEWS: Lee teachers get a raise and a bonus in their newly approved contract, the Naples Daily News reports. • The Martin School Board holds off on voting for its teacher contract until the union completes its ratification process, the Stuart News reports.
NO WAITING: The St. Johns school district finds its school based health clinic for employees and their families saves millions while providing good service, the Florida Times-Union reports.
RESPECT THE VETS: A group of military veterans urge the Palm Beach School Board to close the schools for Veterans Day, the Palm Beach Post reports.
ROBOCALLS FOR TAXES: Questions arise about the Palm Beach school district's use of district resources to spread information about its upcoming tax referendum, the Palm Beach Post reports.