Florida education news: School security, charter school closure, report cards and more
PLANNING AHEAD: USF Polytechnic unveils a business plan for independence that shows it has been preparing for such a move for years.
NOTHING TO SEE HERE: Pinellas adds security to John Hopkins Middle after three students are charged with battering teachers.
WHAT'S FOR ... BREAKFAST? Scheduling difficulties on early release days has many central Florida schools beginning lunch time in the early morning, the Orlando Sentinel reports. (Orlando Sentinel photo)
BEING BILINGUAL: A Miami elementary school leads the way in language immersion, which some experts see as valuable but some states have banned, NPR reports.
EXTRA KIDS: Marion schools enrollment exceeds expectations by about 500 students, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
ANOTHER MISS: Alachua schools fail to meet state class size requirements, the Gainesville Sun reports.
CHARTER CANCELLED: The Manatee School Board ends its charter for Richard Milburn Academy after learning the school awarded unearned credits, the Herald-Tribune reports.
BYOT: Some Lake schools will start allowing students to use their own personal technology equipment in class, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WHO ARE YOU? Flager school volunteers undergo intense scrutiny before they're allowed inside, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
COMPUTER CRASHES: Manatee teachers overwhelm the district's new computer system as they try to enter quarter grades, the Bradenton Herald reports.
NURSES NEEDED: Lee and Collier schools face a nursing shortage, the Naples Daily News reports.