Florida education news: New schools, parent protest, summer school and more
A NEW PLACE: As they tour their new school, students and parents see firsthand that Pasco's Connerton Elementary is no Sanders Elementary. (Times photo, Edward Linsmier)
ABOUT THAT TITLE: The University of South Florida says Hillsborough School Board candidate Frank Hernandez overstates his job description at the school.
BIG CHANGES: New schools, no iPods and fewer portables are part of the new school year for Hernando County.
GET READY: School starts soon. Time to prepare your schedule with some helpful tips. For more of our back to school coverage for Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando, visit the education page of tampabay.com.
FRUSTRATED: Some Palm Beach parents, teachers and School Board candidates protest over teacher pay and standardized testing, the Palm Beach Post reports.
EAGLES? OR SCHOOL? Some Marco Island residents seek to stop a charter school from rising where eagles nest, the Naples Daily News reports.
MAKEUP TIME: Motivated Lee high school students head to summer school to earn credits they missed during the regular school year, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
ORDER IN THE COURT: Hundreds of Miami-Dade students learn how to run teen court, the Miami Herald reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview about peer mentoring with Wesley Chapel High School teacher Pam Willoughby.