Florida education news: School Board shooting, soda sales, Milk Party and more
MANGA MADNESS: Crews Lake Middle School in Pasco taps into kids' love of manga to get them reading more. (Times photo, Michele Miller)
HOW SAFE? Tampa area school board officials plan to review their security measures in the wake of a shooting at a Bay County board meeting. The shooting grabs the attention of school officials across the country because it could happen anywhere, the Deseret News reports. Meanwhile, Ginger's purse gets a Facebook fan page of its own, the Panama City News Herald reports.
FOLLOW THE RULES: A Hernando School Board member calls for the firing of a principal involved in political e-mailings from district computers.
INVEST IN KIDS: Florida's new governor and Legislature should embrace the proposals of the Milk Party for the good of children, the Times editorializes.
DELAY THE BAN: Newly elected Ag commissioner Adam Putnam urges the Florida Board of Education not to rush into banning the sale of sugary drinks at schools, the Florida Independent reports.
WHAT'S NEXT? Four struggling Duval schools seek new answers to their academic problems, the Florida Times-Union reports.
PAY UP: A dozen Bradenton Prep teachers head to court to seek back pay due them, the Bradenton Herald reports.
ON DEFENSE: Manatee school officials dispute audit findings that say the district improperly used its capital funds, the Herald-Tribune reports.