Florida education news: Kindles for students, soda ban, school uniforms and more
NO MORE BOOKS: Pinellas Clearwater High School will give students text-filled Kindles instead. (Times photo, Douglas Clifford)
REAL SUPPORT? Some education observers question whether Florida's teacher unions will follow through with Race to the Top reforms they've initially agreed to pursue.
NO GO: Pasco's teachers union rejects a one-day furlough this month to ease next year's budget crunch.
TOO EXPENSIVE: The Hernando School Board shelves a new administrative reorganization, saying it would cost too much.
ON THE RIGHT PATH: Hillsborough schools lead the way at a national education reform summit.
NOT FIRED: A Hernando special education teacher is suspended without pay during an investigation of allegations that she manhandled students.
PUT THEM IN AN AD: Thirteen Pasco elementary students get free iPads and the chance to appear in an Apple ad campaign.
GRAD NOTES: Grace Christian School valedictorian and salutatorian • Elfers Christian School valedictorian and salutatorian • River Ridge seniors reflect on achievements as goals beckon • Valedictorians and salutatorians from Pinellas private schools
NO CHOCOLATE MILK?! Manatee schools consider a ban on sales of sodas and flavored milks, the Bradenton Herald reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Florida Gulf Coast University faculty gets a bonus and pay raise, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. • FAMU avoids layoffs as it balances its budget for 2010-11, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
GOING UP: Florida State College at Jacksonville joins the list of colleges and universities raising tuition, the Florida Times Union reports.
HOPE THEY LIKE KHAKI: Alachua students in grades K-12 will be wearing uniforms next year, the Gainesville Sun reports.