Florida education news: SB 736, science lessons, charter schools and more
STANDING ON PRINCIPLE: Two Pinellas teachers sue the state over Senate Bill 736. (Times photo, Douglas Clifford)
ADD CAMERAS: Hillsborough schools need to take more steps to make campuses more secure, the Times editorializes.
YOUR LANGUAGE SPOKEN HERE: Palm Beach schools work to meet the needs of students speaking 145 different languages, the Palm Beach Post reports.
IT'S YOUR LENDER: College students' private cell phone numbers might go to private lenders if they're delinquent on repaying their loans, the Naples Daily News reports.
STUDY SCIENCE: Five Okaloosa elementary schools win a grant to create new science labs, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. • Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando installs a state of the art physics classroom to get students more interested, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
DWINDLING DOLLARS: Marion school leaders worry that they don't have adequate funding to keep up with maintenance needs, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
DISTRICT CHARTERS: The Polk school system looks into establishing its own charter schools, the Lakeland Ledger reports.