Florida education news: Iraq war vet, class size reduction, DREAM Act and more
A CHANGED MAN: Mike Jernigan finds his way through the battlefields of Iraq, surgeries and rehabilitation to the classrooms of USF St. Petersburg, where he graduates this month. (Times photo, Cherie Diez)
REASSIGNMENT: Pasco teachers union leader Lynne Webb proposes putting more current teachers in the classroom rather than hiring more people to meet class size.
NO MORE: Hernando School Board member James Yant says he will not seek reelection.
EXPERTISE: A leading historian on Spanish colonization becomes USF St. Petersburg's newest endowed chair professor.
SPRING FLING: Pasco high school students compete in River Ridge High School's first ever catapult competition.
TOO EXPENSIVE: USF students tell U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson their school loan stories of woe.
TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL: Residents of a Lee County community rally around their local high school despite its bad reputation, the Naples Daily News reports.
STUNG: Seven Palm Beach high school students are arrested in a continuing drug crackdown in schools, the Palm Beach Post reports.
DISRUPTION: Flagler school officials try to head off rumors of a pending gang fight as untrue, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
BIG WINNER: Lawyer bills mount as the Marion school district and the city of Ocala fight over fees, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
UNDOCUMENTED: Highlighting the debate over the DREAM Act, Polk State College students choose an undocumented immigrant as their student body president, the Ledger reports.
NO LAYOFFS: Budget cuts for UF's liberal arts college won't mean people cuts, the Gainesville Sun reports.