Florida education news: School choice, Advanced Placement, bullying and more
CHOOSE CAREFULLY: Pinellas officials modify the district's school choice procedure again, this time to give priority to the first choice only. (Times file photo)
LOW PAYOFF: About one in three Advanced Placement courses in Hillsborough County schools have a passing rate of less than 20 percent.
TOP EMPLOYEE: Dell O. Barnes Sr. is named Hernando County school related employee of the year.
STOP BULLYING: A Dunedin high school student organizes an anti-bullying seminar for other students.
COMMON SENSE: The Hillsborough school district has taken a wise step in ferreting out students who have lied to get into schools outside their zones, the Times editorializes.
CUTS COMING: Florida lawmakers warn that additional reductions to school spending are imminent, the St. Augustine Record reports.
PRIVACY PROBLEMS: Universities in northern Florida and elsewhere struggle to keep their computer data secure, the Florida Times-Union reports.
SUCCESS: Once struggling Jones High School in Orange makes good on its promise to turn things around, Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas writes.
INFIGHTING: The Alachua School Board plays political games with its leadership and strikes some as childish, the Gainesville Sun reports.