Florida education news: School recess, university tuition, teacher tenure and more
PLAY TIME: A Pinellas County mom becomes a national advocate for school recess. (Times photo, Kathleen Flynn)
ON THE RISE: Tuition at Florida's public universities continues to increase as much as 15 percent a year.
AN ACADEMIC CALENDAR: The Hillsborough School Board tries to create a school calendar that focuses on learning rather than holidays.
BAD CHOICES: Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen has shown a tendency toward poor personnel decisions, the Times editorializes.
TIME TO GO: Broward superintendent Jim Notter decides to retire early amid swirling controversies, the Sun-Sentinel reports. Before he goes, Notter will respond to state accusations of district ineptitude, the Miami Herald reports.
BUDGET CUTTING: Lee school officials look to reserves to help cover a budget shortfall, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
NO MORE TENURE: A bill to eliminate tenure for Florida college instructors moves quickly through its committee stops, the Florida Times-Union reports.
LICE FREE: The Okaloosa School Board adopts a more aggressive policy dealing with students who have head lice, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.