Florida education news: Noxious fumes, truancy, Silly Bandz and more
NOXIOUS FUMES: A mix of cleaning supply fumes is blamed for sending a dozen Hernando Central High School students and a teacher to the hospital.
LOOKING AHEAD: Clearwater High School's move to Kindles over textbooks demonstrates a smart way to use today's technology to teach important lessons, the Times editorializes.
FRUSTRATED: Manatee's newest elementary school ends the year in turmoil, the Herald-Tribune reports.
STOP SKIPPING: Collier school leaders look for ways to keep high school students in classes, the Naples Daily News reports.
WORK IT OFF: A Boynton Beach high school senior must work off his family's debt to his school in order to take advantage of a full university scholarship, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
A BIG DISTRACTION: Some Sarasota area teachers hope Silly Bandz fade away over summer break, the Herald-Tribune reports.
HANDS OFF: Gov. Crist signs into law new rules regulating restraint and seclusion of students with special needs, the Palm Beach Post reports.
BILINGUAL EDUCATION: Orange school leaders and some parents are battling over the fate of bilingual education programs in the district, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
CORD DISCORD: Gainesville High School upsets graduating seniors by limiting the number of honors cords they can wear at commencement, the Gainesville Sun reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Clearwater High principal Keith Mastroides.