Florida education news: Pinellas school reorganization, Race to the Top, Latin Grammys and more
HELPING HAND: Gulfside Elementary offers support for at-risk students through its Student Support and Assistance Program.
DEADLINE APPROACHES: Brevard school officials hope to learn the fate of their Race to the Top application on Nov. 22, Florida Today reports.
NOT ON BOARD: The Manatee teachers union remains skeptical of their district's RTTT plans, the Bradenton Herald reports.
A TEACHING PROFESSIONAL: Miami-Dade music teacher Mario Ortiz is up for a Latin Grammy, the Miami Herald reports.
THE OTHER SIDE: A Palm Beach band director rang up a $107,895 deficit to his program, partly by flying family members to Paris with the band while leaving band members behind, the Palm Beach Post reports.
FARM FRESH: Lee schools begin to buy cafeteria produce from local farms, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
FREE MONEY: Indian River approves bonds through the stimulus program to build two new schools, the Vero Beach Press Journal reports.
STILL INVESTIGATING: A Volusia gym teacher resigns rather than face discipline over his role in a student bullying incident, but that won't make the state's review of the case go away, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
LAWYER ISSUES: The Broward School Board struggles to find legal representation, the Sun-Sentinel reports (via Miami Herald).
LABOR NEWS: The Bay school district and employees union reach tentative agreement on contract sticking points, the Panama City News Herald reports.