Florida education news: School recognition funds, campus smoking ban, lots of twins and more
SMALL VICTORY: Hernando teachers reach a tentative deal on health benefits with the district.
TALKING CLIMATE CHANGE: USF will host a workshop to discuss how to prepare Tampa for rising waters.
POOR PUNISHMENT: A Miami-Dade teacher who's considered one of the best faces a lengthy suspension neither she nor her students deserve, CBS-4 columnist Jim DeFede writes.
A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA: Brevard schools spend 94 percent of their recognition funds on bonuses, which come in the mail this week, Florida Today reports.
NO SMOKING: State College of Florida-Manatee considers banning smoking on campus, the Bradenton Herald reports.
PAY ATTENTION: A Lee teacher faces firing for surfing the 'net while two of his special needs students engaged in sex acts right there in the classroom, the Naples Daily News reports.
PAY UP: A Duval charter school gets a new deadline to cough up some of its back rent before its landlord kicks the school to the curb, the Florida Times-Union reports.
FROM SCHOOL TO WORK: Disabled teens in Flagler enjoy the pilot year of Transitions, aimed at giving them work experience before graduation, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
WHICH ONE ARE YOU? A Polk elementary school has 11 sets of twins attending, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
PLAYING THE RACE CARD: Critics of Palm Beach superintendent Art Johnson say he's targeting minority families for support after white families bash his curriculum plans, the Palm Beach Post reports.