Florida education news: Public school funding, virtual schooling, school board shooting and more
TALKING TIME: The president of USF's student government gives a 24-hour speech to raise awareness about student rights. (Times photo, Edmund D. Fountain)
RELATIONSHIP BUILDING: Impact fees behind them, the Pasco County Commission and School Board must improve their working relationship as they move ahead on other key issues, the Times editorializes.
UNDER SCRUTINY: The Florida Department of Education continues to monitor the Broward School Board after a critical grand jury report, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
KEEP IT SEPARATE: The Florida Legislature should stop looking for ways to take money from public schools, the Orlando Sentinel editorializes.
INTERVENTIONS: Duval school officials continue to look for the best way to help struggling schools on the state's "intervene" list, the Florida Times-Union reports.
SUPERINTENDENT SEARCHES: The Collier School Board picks its new superintendent, who also just happened to be a favorite for the Lee job, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
LOCAL PREFERENCE: Residents and leaders of local cities ask the Palm Beach School Board to give special consideration to companies that employ their workers, the Palm Beach Post reports.
ONLINE LEARNING: The Flagler school district begins hiring full-time virtual instructors to deal with a growing enrollment in online classes, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
INVESTIGATION ENDS: Panama City police close the books on December's Bay School Board shooting, the Panama City News Herald reports.
BUDGET CUTS: Monroe's superintendent calls for furloughs instead of an across-the-board pay cut, the Keynoter reports.