Florida education news: School closings, student restraint, class size and more
TOO QUICK? Tampa area school leaders explain why they decided to call off classes on Monday ahead of a storm that never materialized. • School officials on the Treasure Coast face the opposite problem as they didn't cancel school, the Stuart News reports.
TOO OFTEN: Florida schools need to temper their use of restraint on students with special needs, Orlando Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab writes.
TOO BIG: Marion district leaders consider not meeting state class size laws and paying the fine instead, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WHO'S YOUR BROTHER? Brevard school officials prepare to reconsider rules that give choice preference to siblings of children already attending a school, Florida Today reports.
MEET THE PUBLIC: Semifinalists for Duval superintendent make the rounds to convince people they're the best choice, the Florida Times-Union reports.
FREE: Thousands more Volusia and Flagler students qualify for federally funded free tutoring as the requirements are lessened, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.