Florida education news: School bus stops, Race to the Top, student computers and more
SAFER SPOT: The Pinellas school district moves an elementary school bus stop from a busy Gulfport intersection to a more residential area. Other bus stops are under review.
ON BOARD: The Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association says it will sign the state's revised Race to the Top memorandum of understanding.
FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL: Florida's only African-themed charter school is trying to keep its charter from being terminated, the South Florida Times reports.
NEVER MIND: The Collier school district backs off its effort to provide a computer for every student, saying it's too expensive, the Marco Eagle reports.
BOO! University of Central Florida grads razz speaker Alex Sink for calling their school USF, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
NOT FIT FOR STUDENTS: UCF cancels an agreement to have students live in a nearby apartment complex that's got mold issues, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
BUDGET BATTLE: Martin School Board members say they know they have tough spending choices ahead, but need better information from their administration, the Stuart News reports.
EARLY ACTION: Okaloosa schools look at a new intervention plan aimed at helping struggling students before they drop out, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
KEEP THE ARTS ALIVE: A Gainesville orchestra director and radio station program director create a fund to support arts in the schools, the Gainesville Sun reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Ben Hedblom, the Land O'Lakes High student who wore the same shoes for four years of high school on a bet.