Florida education news: School security, classes in the mall, community service hours and more
SAFETY FIRST: Hillsborough school officials review security measures at Chamberlain High School in the aftermath of a campus rape.
A PLACE TO LEARN: Renovations complete at Pasco High School and Pasco Middle School, students and faculty members say they finally have schools to be proud of.
WHO GOES THERE? Hernando leaders ponder changes to magnet school admission policies.
CLEARED: A district investigation finds no evidence that River Ridge High principal Maria Swanson had an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate while on school property or during work hours.
SCHOOL AT THE MALL: Some Orange County students learn job skills while attending classes in a shopping mall, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
CHANGE NEEDED: Southwest Florida business leaders and educators say the state must get politics out of education and improve student learning, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
HELP SOMEONE: A new Flagler STEM academy focuses on community service alongside academic lessons, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED: A Monroe high school actively seeks help from the community to make up for budget shortfalls, the Keynoter reports.
NOWHERE TO EAT: A Palm Beach charter school struggles to find a safe place for all its students to have lunch, the Palm Beach Post reports.