Florida education news: iPods in school, teaching Christopher Columbus, campus parking and more
iLEARNING: Pasco's Shady Hills Elementary uses iPods to get students excited about reading and learning. Its efforts get some statewide attention. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer)
TWO SIDES OF COLUMBUS: Teachers in Florida and elsewhere look for ways to teach about Christopher Columbus' explorations, as well as his harsh treatment of natives, the AP reports.
PARKING PROTEST: Florida Atlantic students complain they can't get to classes on time because their school lacks adequate parking, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LABOR NEWS: Brevard school employees are protesting a large increase in insurance costs, Florida Today reports.
PRIVATE NURSES: Okaloosa's privatization of school health services has gone smoothly, with just a few parents raising concerns, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
GET ME OUT OF HERE: Southwest Florida College expedites some of its degree programs to let time-strapped students finish more quickly, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.