Florida education news: School sports, driver education, writing lessons and more
GENDER EQUITY: A plan to scale back Florida's high school sports because of budget concerns leads to concerns over whether schools treat boys and girls differently when it comes to athletics, the Lakeland Ledger reports. (Times file photo)
SO LONG: Brevard superintendent Richard DiPatri retires after nine years, the longest serving appointed superintendent in Florida history, Florida Today reports.
LEARN TO DRIVE (PLEASE): Lake schools offer scholarships to teens so they'll take the district's safe driving course, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
STAYING OUT OF IT: Manatee crafts new policy relating to how it deals with family custody disputes, the goal being to not get in the middle of things, the Bradenton Herald reports.
WRITING ABOUT LIFE: A Collier fifth-grade class creates its own cook book as its teacher looks for fun ways to teach writing, the Naples Daily News reports.
THE MONEY GUY GETS MORE MONEY: FAU's chief finance officer takes the same post at FIU for a raise of nearly $60,000, the Palm Beach Post reports.