Florida education news: School visits, saved jobs, attendance zones and more
BACK FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Former students enjoy return visits to Paul B. Stephens Jr. School in Pinellas during winter holidays. (Times photo, Douglas Clifford)
SAVING JOBS: The federal stimulus package has helped protect or create about 400 jobs in Lake schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Brevard schools saved or created more than 500 jobs, Florida Today reports.
RACING TO THE TOP: The Florida Education Department continues to work on its federal grant application, while some groups question the plan, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
REZONING: Collier district leaders prepare for lots of emotion as they reveal proposed new attendance boundaries, the Naples Daily News reports.
ONLINE EDUCATION: Lee looks into creating its own virtual school without a third party providing content, the Naples Daily News reports.
MAKING SURE THE KIDS ARE OK: The Fort Myers News-Press profiles the role of a school counselor.
BIG SAVINGS: St. Johns schools save more than $3.5 million in energy conservation over 18 months, the St. Augustine Record reports.
GROWING DEMAND: Tallahassee Community College expands its allied health care programs to meet increasing need, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.