Florida education news: School reform, teaching grants, lost revenue and more
EYE ON REFORM: US Education Secretary Arne Duncan visits Tampa to praise Hillsborough County's version of school reforms, but a survey indicates that Tampa-area parents aren't sold on some of the key components. (Times photo, Stephen Coddington)
HILLSBOROUGH SCHOOL BOARD: The race for the District 4 seat pits system insider Richard Bartels against newcomer Stacy R. White.
LOSING FAITH: The Pinellas School Board gives superintendent Julie Janssen lower marks than in the past on her annual evaluation.
LAST-MINUTE SHUFFLE: Chaos ensues at some Palm Beach schools as they make their final push to meet the state's class size requirements, the Palm Beach Post reports.
BOOKSTORE SCAM: Three employees of the Florida State College-Jacksonville bookstore are arrested for pocketing the cash from a fake buyback deal, the Florida Times-Union reports.
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: The Flagler Education Foundation marks its second decade of supporting innovative teaching, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
STILL WAITING FOR SUPERMAN: Some central Florida educators screen the buzzy ed documentary and many aren't impressed with its point of view, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
SHOW THEM THE MONEY: Some Panhandle school boards consider suing BP over revenue lost from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.