Florida education news: Parent involvement, civics education, classroom supplies and more
PARENTS MATTER: The role parents play can make or break their child's education. (Times photo, Lara Cerri)
BRAVE NEW WORLD: Tampa area teachers say they welcome new evaluations, but not necessarily the way Florida lawmakers have set the rules.
DRIVE CAREFULLY: Officers will be out enforcing traffic rules more closely as kids head back to school.
CIVICS LESSON: Lawmakers need to adjust a new requirement that could see thousands of eighth graders held back because they don't pass a civics exam, the Naples Daily News editorializes.
MORE CHOICES: Flagler and Volusia counties continue to add online courses, charter schools and other options for students, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
ENROLLMENT DROP: For the first time Florida Gulf Coast University will see its numbers of graduate students decline, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
BIG SHIFT: Students at Duval's most struggling schools wee see major curriculum changes as they begin the new year, the Florida Times-Union reports.
NO SUPPLIES: Marion teachers are hoping for donations as their schools cut back funding for classroom supplies, the Ocala Star Banner reports.