Florida education news: Rick Scott's team, jailhouse schooling, school choice and more
ON THE TEAM: Hillsborough schools superintendent MaryEllen Elia joins Gov.-elect Rick Scott's education transition team. She's the only representative from traditional K-12 schools. Former D.C. chancellor Michelle Rhee is on the team too. More from the Miami Herald and the Washington Post.
COME TO COUNTRYSIDE: The Pinellas school system prepares a magnet program in cyber security for Countryside High School.
HE WANTS HIS EDUCATION: A teen in the Broward County jail sues the School Board and Sheriff's Office, accusing them of not providing him adequate schooling, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
BETTER BUSING: The Lee School Board looks for ways to improve its student transportation system and save money in the process, the Naples Daily News reports.
BIDS CANCELED: A judge says the Lee school system did right in canceling all its dental insurance bids amid problems with the process, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
NEXT TIME, STAY NEUTRAL: The Florida Elections Commission fines the Palm Beach school district $750 for actively campaigning for a tax referendum against state law, the Palm Beach Post reports.
CHOICE TOO SOON? Leaders of Orange's Evans High School say their school is poised to get its best grade ever, suggesting the state moved too soon in offering students choice out, Central Florida News 13 reports.
TOO EXPENSIVE: Holmes school officials say their small district cannot afford full implementation of the class size amendment, WJHG-7 reports.