Florida education news: Marching band, charter school, bus stop safety and more
WELCOME BACK: Jesuit High School resurrects its marching band after nearly a decade of dormancy. (Times photo, Carolina Hidalgo)
GAP: The Tampa area rates poorly in the education level of residents compared to regional job demands.
CLOSE ONE: State College of Florida president Lars Hafner narrowly survives a trustee vote of no confidence, the Bradenton Herald reports.
GET REAL: Broward School Board members and bus drivers criticize the superintendent's conspiracy theory that the union is sabotaging the district's transportation system, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
SHUT DOWN: The Broward school district forces a failing charter school to close, and its teachers lose their last month's pay, the Miami Herald reports.
ORGANIZED: Lee parents prepare their facts and arguments as they gird for a debate over bus stop safety, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
DISCRIMINATION? Two former Lee teachers sue the school district saying they were discriminated against for being Jehovah's Witnesses, the Naples Daily News reports.
CONTROLS: FAMU's interim president looks internally to see what changes are needed to improve the school's operations, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
MORE MONEY: The Indian River School Board urges lawmakers to better fund public education, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
ADVICE: Volusia parents and business leaders tell the school district to offer both the pros and cons of a proposed new local tax in the district's campaign, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.