Florida education news: School bullying, student uniforms, longer school year and more
AMAZED: Palm River Elementary School math teacher Cynthia Crim is surprised to be named Hillsborough Teacher of the Year. (Times photo, Edmund D. Fountain)
PICKED ON: A Pasco County fourth grader says he was racially harassed and bullied at his school.
SUING THE SCHOOL: The mom of a teen beaten at her Broward middle school sues the district, saying the school should have done more to protect her daughter, the Miami Herald reports.
INEQUALITY? A former Florida Gulf Coast University official heads to court claiming she was unfairly demoted, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
FLY THAT FLAG: A veterans group works with Brevard schools to get American flags flying over every school on federal holidays, Florida Today reports.
NO UNIFORMS FOR NOW: The Lake School Board drops the idea of student uniforms for the time being to deal with more pressing issues, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
GET INVOLVED: Floridians need to speak on behalf of meaningful education reform, Broward teachers union president Pat Santeramo writes for the Miami Herald.
MORE SCHOOL: The Los Angeles Catholic school district adds 20 days to its academic calendar, saying it's beneficial to student education, the LA Times reports.