Florida education news: School bus routes, teacher pay, final exams and more
CHANGE THE STOPS: An advisory committee comes up with bus safety recommendations for the Pinellas School Board to consider in light of a girl's death earlier in the year.
HANDS OFF: Lakewood High band teacher Raphael J. McLean is arrested on accusations that he molested one of his female students in the school.
MORE MONEY: New Florida State University president Eric Barron calls for higher tuition without strings on how the school uses the income.
GROWING FIELD: Two more candidates enter the race for Pasco School Board.
TOO MUCH FOR TEACHERS? Sarasota's local-option property tax for schools bolsters teacher pay, which some residents say gives teachers too much at a time when others are suffering the recession, the Herald-Tribune reports.
PUT AN ASTERISK BY THEIR RESULTS: Tornado warnings interrupt FCAT testing for some Marion County students, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
SOME CELEBRATION: A skate party after FCAT testing ends abruptly when some of the Duval County high school students start fighting, the Florida Times-Union reports.
EARLY START: Indian River schools set an earlier start date for 2010-11 in order to get final exams done before winter break, the Vero Beach Press Journal reports.
ANOTHER MED SCHOOL: A proposal to put a medical school at Florida Atlantic University moves through the Florida Legislature, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
LOVING LEFTOVERS: Escambia schools have $22 million remaining for capital projects after completing the list attached to a local sales tax, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
DIMMER FUTURE: Florida lawmakers consider scaling back the Bright Futures scholarship program to save money, the News Service of Florida reports.