Florida education news: Odyssey of the Mind, married teachers, school field trips and more
OM 'KEEPS HIM GOING': Odyssey of the Mind competition helps Trinity Elementary fifth-grader Dustin Ebeltoft focus on creativity rather than his battle against cance. (Times photo, Dirk Shadd)
GOING PAPERLESS: A class of Bear Creek Elementary fifth graders relies on laptops instead of handouts.
TWO TEACHERS: Liz and David Denny are married Hillsborough teachers who are contemplating how the changing political climate will affect their lifestyle together.
BUDGET CUTTING: Pinellas school officials consider a laundry list of ideas to cope with an expected revenue shortfall.
TAX-FREE TEXTBOOKS: Florida Gulf Coast University students ask lawmakers to consider adding textbooks to the state's annual tax-free holiday, the Naples Daily News reports.
NO FIELD TRIPS: Palm Beach schools run out of funding for field trip busing, the Palm Beach Post reports.
LABOR NEWS: Manatee's teacher contract dispute is in the hands of a special magistrate, the Bradenton Herald reports.
WHO MAKES WHAT? Some day laborers in the Broward schools make a higher daily salary than teachers, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
GETTING READY: Miami-Dade students and teachers make last-minute preparations for the FCAT, the Miami Herald reports.