Florida education news: School uniforms, early release days, college admissions and more
WHAT TO WEAR: Alachua County's move to a stricter dress code offers some lessons for Pinellas school leaders as they ponder a similar action. (Times photo, Dirk Shadd)
TEACHER PLANNING: A committee looking for alternatives to early release days for Hillsborough schools comes up with two options, one costly and one free.
JUST KEEP FUNDING: The Orange School Board's new elected chairman says the district can keep meeting class size rules so long as the Legislature keeps the money coming, Central Florida News 13 reports.
MORE OF THE SAME: The Broward School Board's new lawyer quits before he starts, while the old one doesn't want to leave, Sun-Sentinel columnist Michael Mayo writes.
SHOW THEM THE MONEY: With key education issues like class size settled, Treasure Coast school district leaders confer about how they'll get money needed to continue their work, the Stuart News reports.
IT'S ALL ONLINE: Applying for college goes high-tech and paperless, Florida Today reports.
HONORED: Bay County teacher Anna Catherine Hull receives a prestigious Milken Educator Award, the Panama City News Herald reports.
CHEATERS: Hundreds of University of Central Florida students must retake their business midterm after their professor gets a tip that many have cheated, the Orlando Sentinel reports.