Florida education news: New schools, early learning, cell phone use and more
AWED AT ANCLOTE: Students and parents are impressed by the technology of Pasco's newest high school, Anclote High, during a sneak preview of the campus. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer)
DEGREE IN DIPLOMACY: St. Petersburg College pursues a new program to train diplomats.
PRINCIPAL OUT: Pasco superintendent Heather Fiorentino tells newly appointed Centennial Elementary principal Cindy Harper, who came out of retirement for the job, that she won't be renewed next year.
PRINCIPAL IN: Rick Markford is named principal of West Hernando Middle School.
BILLS VS. BACKPACKS: Retailers expect families to spend less on back-to-school supplies this year, Florida Today reports.
TEACHING BLACK HISTORY: Leon schools are training teachers to infuse African-American history into all subjects, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
THE READING GAP: Children's ability to read in school depends heavily on what they learn before they arrive at kindergarten. That's why choosing a high quality preschool is key, the Florida Times-Union reports.
PUBLIC PRESSURE: Incoming Florida university system chancellor Frank Brogan lets five laid-off professors remain at the school, but gets criticism for his actions, the Palm Beach Post reports.
ON THE MOVE: USF Polytechnic jump-starts its plans to have an operational campus by 2012, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
YOU'RE REHIRED: Broward offers new jobs to more than 100 laid-off teachers, the Miami Herald reports.
NO NEW SCHOOLS: Sarasota opens what is expected to be its last new school for a decade, the Herald-Tribune reports.
CRACKING DOWN: Alachua adopts tougher rules on student dress and cell phone use, the Gainesville Sun reports.