Florida education news: School safety, high school graduation, art education and more
SEEKING SOLUTIONS: Students, parents, teachers and community members look for ways to make Pinellas John Hopkins Middle School a safer learning environment. (Times photo, Dirk Shadd)
HANDS OFF: Hernando special education teacher Lisa Studer faces termination over accusations that she manhandled students. Studer denies doing anything wrong.
NEW LEADERS: Hernando's Fox Chapel Middle and Suncoast Elementary will get new principals.
RETIRING: Pinellas School Board member Mary Brown won't seek reelection.
SHE CAN WATCH: Manatee high schools hold firm that seniors who don't have all their graduation requirements including the FCAT cannot walk at commencement, WTSP-TV reports.
OTHER COSTS: Cuts to school art programs hurt student creativity, while also making it harder to get needed supplies, the Herald-Tribune reports.
BE THERE: Collier officials and parents discuss whether to continue penalizing students who don't attend but otherwise would earn good grades, the Naples Daily News reports.
BEHAVE: The Manatee School Board plans a crackdown on bad bus behavior, the Herald-Tribune reports.
UNDECIDED: The Polk School Board is split on how to proceed with its superintendent search, the Lakeland Ledger reports.
WHAT DO THEY REALLY THINK? The Palm Beach teachers union buys a billboard just off I-95 to express its displeasure with superintendent Art Johnson, the Palm Beach Post reports.