Florida education news: School bullying, marching bands, winter break and more
'OUT OF CONTROL': A family sues a Palm Beach middle school over bullying, while some teachers say the students there are more violent than ever, the Palm Beach Post reports.
PAY TO PLAY: Collier County high school bands will have to come up with cash if they want to perform in Rick Scott's inaugural parade, the Naples Daily News reports.
HOW GREAT ARE THEY? If Florida's school reforms are so successful, more students entering college should not need remediation, Washington Post columnist Valerie Strauss writes.
REAL VACATION: Okaloosa students prefer to end their first semester before winter break because they get a respite from studying, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
WANT TO BE A COLLEGE PRESIDENT? Daytona State College is conducting a national search for its new leader, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
LABOR NEWS: Citrus school employees begin break without a contract settlement, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.
TALK OF THE NATION: A shooting at Bay County's recent School Board meeting has sparked discussion about safety among school officials in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the Star-Ledger (NJ) reports.