Florida education news: School choice rules, Jeb Bush conference sponsors, free glasses and more
CLASS SIZE FALLOUT: Pasco school officials propose tougher open enrollment rules to take the final stage of Florida's class size amendment into account. • Hernando schools learn they complied with the official class size count, and now work to continue to meet the mark.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Students spruce up Central High landscaping • Traveling digital bookmobile shows off library of the future • Suncoast Elementary's visiting author shares story (Times photo, Paulette Lash Ritchie)
THE REAL STORY? Big money sponsors reveal the true meaning of Jeb Bush's education conference that touted Florida's reforms, Washington Post columnist Valerie Strauss writes.
HE'S IN CHARGE: A Lake Wales middle school student gets to be principal for a day as reward for earning a 6 on FCAT writing, the Lake Wales News reports.
THEY CAN SEE: Students at a low-income Manatee school get free glasses to help them with their schoolwork, the Bradenton Herald reports.
KEEP IT DOWN: A Lee County student is arrested for yelling at the middle school's assistant principal, the Naples Daily News reports.
JOB DISPUTE: Controversy follows former Florida House speaker Ray Sansom to his new job at an Okaloosa charter school, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
SCHOOL SETTLEMENT: The mother of a St. Lucie student who was voted out of his class gets a $350,000 settlement from the district, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.