Florida education news: School schedules, performance pay, spring break and more
ON THE JOB: Bryan Blavatt officially takes over as Hernando County's new schools superintendent. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)
SCHEDULE SAVINGS: The Pasco School Board considers having secondary teachers teach more periods each day to save $12 million.
SCHOOL IS OPEN: You bus driver might not show up, but Hillsborough schools are still in session on Good Friday.
NO NEW TAXES: The Florida House adopts a $67.2 billion budget that would raise tuition but not force school districts to raise taxes.
FULL SPEED AHEAD: Florida presses on to impose performance pay on school teachers despite widespread opposition, the Orlando Sentinel reports. That's but one of several major changes on the way for Florida public education, the Herald-Tribune reports.
TOUGHER STANDARDS: The Florida Senate wants to make it harder to get a Bright Futures scholarship, the Bradenton Herald reports.
HOW DO YOU GO TO THE BATHROOM IN SPACE? A Brevard teacher joins the space shuttle crew as an educator-astronaut to learn that answer and more, Florida Today reports.
BE SAFE: Alachua school officials caution students to think about safety as they head off to spring break, the Gainesville Sun reports.