Florida education news: School attendance zones, Advanced Placement, drug testing and more
BOUNDARY BATTLE: Hernando school officials prepare new attendance zones to accommodate a K-8 school rising in Weeki Wachee.
FACING FINES: South Florida school districts hope to stave off multimillion-dollar class size penalties, the Miami Herald reports.
NO SMOKING: State College of Florida bans all tobacco use on all its campuses, at off-campus events and in college vehicles, the Bradenton Herald reports.
LOOKING FOR LEADERS: Indian River is competing with Collier and Lee in the hunt for a new superintendent, the Vero Beach Press-Journal reports.
TAKE THIS CUP ... Escambia schools are poised to adopt a policy allowing random drug testing of students who participate in sports or extracurriculars or who park on campus, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
CHANGING AP: The College Board plans major revisions of the Advanced Placement course curricula, focusing on the content as well as the tests, the NY Times reports.
ANOTHER TACK: Moving in the opposite direction of Florida, new California Gov. Jerry Brown sacks state education board members who are pro-charter and pro-teacher accountability, the LA Times reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association president Kim Black.