Florida education news: Middle school sports, prekindergarten funding, school board races and more
PAY TO PLAY: Hernando County middle school students might have to pay a fee to participate in sports. Another option is to cancel middle school athletics altogether. (Times file photo)
DATA DRIVEN: Teachers at San Antonio Elementary School in Pasco mine student data to find better ways to meet their academic needs.
WHERE'S THE BUS? Hernando schools might shift start times to save money.
IN THE RUNNING: Four Pasco School Board seats draw a growing number of candidates including just one incumbent.
LEARNING COMPASSION: Santa Rosa students get lessons in charity and human kindness, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
ALL IN THE FAMILY: Investigators look into how Broward's school transportation organizational chart has come to look like its leader's family tree, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
BE COUNTED: Government leaders urge Duval students to participate in the 2010 census, the Florida Times-Union reports.
PRE-K PREDICAMENT: Participation in Florida's prekindergarten program rises but poor funding threatens its growth, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
WORKING ON IT: The Bay School Board tables a conflict of interest policy change that would affect the members, the Panama City News Herald reports.
HEAVE HO: After receiving a second straight bad financial audit, Monroe School Board members are calling for the ouster of some top administrators, the Keynoter reports.