Florida education news: Magnet schools, sophomore academy, sex education and more
EARN IT: Hernando families no longer will get sibling preferences to get into magnet schools. (Times file photo)
$1 MILLION BILL: Pinellas Gibbs High continues to delay longer school days after discovering a quick change could have cost the school nearly $1 million.
FIRED WITHOUT CAUSE? The former principal of Canterbury School of Florida sues the school over her dismissal.
SOPHOMORES ONLY: A Collier high school builds upon its freshman academy concept by adding a sophomore academy, the Naples Daily News reports.
HELPING OUT: A group of Lee community volunteers works with elementary children to better learn the English language, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
NO MORE ABSTINENCE ONLY: The federal government refocuses its funding of sex education programs on what really works, the AP reports.
CHARTER CONVERSION? Boca Raton High teachers and parents prepare to vote on whether to turn their public school into a charter school, the Palm Beach Post reports.
FOLLOW THE RULES: The Volusia School Board suspends three employees for doing such things as falling asleep in class, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
LOVE LSU? Louisiana State University begins an advertising blitz in Florida, including Gainesville right before a big football game with UF, the Gainesville Sun reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Florida education commissioner Eric J. Smith about FCAT.