Florida education news: School brawls, four-day week, remedial classes and more
BRAWLING: Ten officers head to Azalea Middle School, where 11 students are arrested in several campus fights. (Times photo, James Borchuck)
PAY TO PLAY: Hillsborough officials explore the idea of charging students to participate in sports.
FIVE DAYS A WEEK: The Pasco School Board ends discussion of moving to a four-day school week.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Plant business booms at Moore-Mickens Education Center • Ridgewood High registrar collects dresses for Cinderella Project
EQUAL FUNDING: Efforts to provide more construction money to Florida charter schools are far from over, the Florida Times-Union reports.
EXTRA WORK: Florida school districts prepare to increase the availability of remedial work for students as the state makes it harder to pass the FCAT, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
BI-LITERACY: Miami-Dade schools see a rise in Portuguese instruction in recognition of Brazil's influence in the region, the Miami Herald reports.
TROUBLES: The Duval School Board has a higher-than-usual number of teacher discipline cases, the Florida Times-Union reports.
HOLD OFF: The Martin School Board delays its investigation into allegations that superintendent Nancy Kline cheated on a certification test, the Stuart News reports.
TOUGH CUTS: Sarasota schools face spending reductions that will be small but painful, the Herald-Tribune reports.
CONVERTING: The Polk School Board examines the process for allowing schools to become charters, the Ledger reports.