Florida education news: School taxes, FAMU hazing, student bullying and more
TAXING TIMES: Pinellas leaders prepare to ask voters to renew a property tax supporting schools.
ALTERNATE ROUTES: Students in Hillsborough alternative schools tell School Board members about their pitfalls and successes.
ON ITS MERITS: The Florida Supreme Court should consider a lawsuit asking whether lawmakers are following the state constitution on education funding, the Times editorializes.
CLOSER LOOK: The Florida Board of Governors calls for an investigation into hazing at FAMU, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • Tallahassee police are investigating another death that might be related to FAMU hazing, the AP reports. • More from the NY Times.
MORE IN POVERTY: One in five Manatee students lives in poverty, the Bradenton Herald reports.
FAILURE TO PROTECT? A Broward family sues the school district over bullying at school, Sun-Sentinel columnist Michael Mayo writes.
LABOR NEWS: Miami-Dade teachers might have to re-vote on their contract because of problems with the first vote, the Miami Herald reports.
EXTRA SCRUTINY: State College of Florida trustees recently appointed by Gov. Rick Scott raise questions about president Lars Hafner's contract, the Herald-Tribune reports.
YOU'RE EXCUSED: Flagler schools update their rules on excused absences after parents express confusion, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
RACISM ALLEGATIONS: A Marion teacher fired for excessive absences sues the district claiming racial discrimination, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.