Florida education news: Longer school days, corporal punishment, tutoring and more
ASSIST: The Hillsborough Education Foundation looks to expand its distribution of school supplies to low-income students. (Times photo, Chris Zuppa)
MORE TIME: Seven low-performing Alachua elementary schools begin providing an extra hour of reading instruction daily, the Gainesville Sun reports.
PADDLING: Marion County School Board members talk about bringing corporal punishment back to the schools, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
NEW LOOK: Gov. Rick Scott tries to refashion his image on education policy amid doubt from his critics, the Herald-Tribune reports.
SPELL IT OUT: Polk teachers participate in a spelling bee fund raiser to support adult literacy programs, the Ledger reports.
SUPPORT: AmeriCorps volunteers tutor students in some of Orange County's low-performing high schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SAY NO: Volusia administrators recommend denial for all nine charter schools proposed for the district, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.