Florida education news: School violence, class sizes, Seminole logo and more
THAT'S ONE FURRY STUDENT: Berkeley Prep welcomes Berkeley, a guide dog in training, to the campus for the year. (Times photo, Scott McIntyre)
NO JOKING MATTER: A Tampa teen is arrested over an alleged plot to shoot up Leto High School.
NOW THE HARD PART: Florida school districts and teachers need to make good on their Race to the Top efforts, the Times editorializes.
SMALL CLASSES ARE POPULAR, BUT ... The jury is still out as to whether they really make a difference in Florida and elsewhere, the Hechinger Report reports.
GOOD USE FOR FCAT: Volusia schools use the test results to tailor instruction in the classroom, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
CEASE AND DESIST: Florida State University tells Manatee Southeast High to stop using a Seminole logo that's near identical to the university's, the Bradenton Herald reports.
LABOR NEWS: Duval teachers reach a tentative contract agreement including raises, contingent upon new stimulus money coming in, the Florida Times-Union reports.
CONFUSION: Problems with Manatee's school bus routes overwhelm parents, school officials, the Herald-Tribune reports.
IS HE REALLY SICK? The Palm Beach School Board debates whether its employee sick leave policy is clear enough, the Palm Beach Post reports.
BACK OFF: Several Polk teachers offer their students vivid anti-bullying lessons on the first days of school, the Lakeland Ledger reports.