Florida education news: School speakers, summer school, conversion charters and more
REALITY CHECK: Wesley Chapel High School seniors get one class period to figure out how they'd live on the salary randomly assigned to them. (Times photo, Michele Miller)
AGAIN? The Hillsborough School Board hears another round of complaints about a Muslim speaker addressing a high school class.
BETTER DEAL: St. Petersburg College chooses a new vendor to serve its campus bookstore.
BIG TASK: Florida Catholics try to raise $676,000 and increase enrollment by 9 percent to keep John Paul II Catholic High in Tallahassee from closing, Catholic Online reports.
SHIFTING FUNDS: Collier leaders urge voters to support a referendum allowing the district to move capital funds into the operating budget, the Naples Daily News reports.
HANDS OFF: Residents criticize a plan to handle traffic problems at an Indian River elementary school by razing the surrounding wooded area, the Vero Beach Press Journal reports.
SCALED BACK: Florida Atlantic University cuts several summer school courses because of decreased funding, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
TENSE TIMES: Polk school district officials discuss how to prevent more public schools from pursuing charter status as two campuses head that way, the Ledger reports.
DOWN TO THREE: The Seminole School Board picks its finalists to replace retiring superintendent Bill Vogel, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WHAT'S IN A NAME? Often, the answer is money and prestige at the University of Florida, the Gainesville Sun reports.