Florida education news: School choice, education funding, teacher evaluations and more
BEST FIT: With school choice season open in Tampa Bay, parents offer advice on how to pick the right place for your kids. (Times photo, Scott Keeler)
STOP BULLYING: Treasure Coast schools increase their anti-bullying efforts, the Stuart News reports.
MONEY MATTERS: If Florida wants to see its education system improve, lawmakers need to put more money into it, Miami Herald columnist Myriam Marquez writes.
'IT SHOWS WE COUNT': Collier opens a new education center in the historically black area of Immokalee, the Naples Daily News reports.
WANNA DRIVE A BUS? The Manatee school district struggles to find enough school bus drivers, the Bradenton Herald reports.
SETTING PRIORITIES: Brevard Community College students and leaders talk about what's important as trustees pick a new president, Florida Today reports.
CHARTER CHAOS: A Monroe charter school has leadership turmoil in its first semester of operation, the Keynoter reports.
SCHOOL CLOSURES: Seminole considers shutting down two elementary schools in its budget cutting efforts, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
EVALUATION ANGST: St. John's teachers raise concerns about the way in which the state forced districts to rush new, untested evaluations into play, the St. Augustine Record reports.