Florida education news: School uniforms, To Kill a Mockingbird, block tuition and more
NO UNIFORMS: The Pinellas School Board backs away from mandatory uniforms, instead looking for a more easily enforced dress code. (Times photo, Dirk Shadd)
DATA DRIVEN: Hundreds of central Pasco children could attend new schools next year if the School Board adopts newly drawn middle and high school attendance zones.
INFORMATION ANYTIME: Marion schools give parents online access to their children's education results and progress, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.
LABOR NEWS: Lee noninstructional staff will get a 2 percent raise, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
STAYING HEALTHY: Participants in the Lee school district's wellness plan help save $1 million, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
TOO MUCH GAS: Monroe officials order an audit of gasoline use after discovering the district spent more than Miami-Dade on gas, the Keynoter reports.
FLAT TUITION: University of Florida officials and students disagree over a proposal to charge block tuition, the Gainesville Sun reports.