Florida education news: School lunch lines, magnet schools, back to school shopping and more
FASTER LUNCH LINES: Forget simple fingerprint technology. Some Pinellas schools will become the first in the country to use palm scanners to identify kids in the cafeteria.
CHARTER IMPACT: Hillsborough school officials question state projections that the district will lose thousands of students to charter schools.
BIG CHANGES: Hernando will open a new school, end courtesy busing and charge students to play sports as the new school year begins.
LOOKING FOR BARGAINS: Back to school shopping is expected to be down this year in Florida, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
STILL A CALLING: Florida schools of education report that students continue to flock in despite all the criticism of the profession, the Miami Herald reports.
NEED A RIDE: Hundreds of Duval parents are scrambling for transportation as the school district ends busing to magnet programs, the Florida Times-Union reports.
THINGS ARE TOUGH ALL OVER: Florida is one of more than 20 states to make massive cuts to education this year, the LA Times reports.
RAISES FOR SOME: The Flagler School Board considers pay raises for teachers but not administrators, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.