Florida education news: School volunteers, charter schools, school choice and more
YOUNG AT HEART: Margaret Francis may be 89, but volunteering at Pasco County's Fox Hollow Elementary School keeps her feeling active and involved. (Times photo, Brendan Fitterer)
KIDS DECIDE: Students who will attend Hernando County's new K-8 school convince the School Board to name it Winding Waters.
MONEY MATTERS: Students from Pasco River Ridge High's Future Business Leaders of America teach elementary school children about finances.
BATTLE BREWING: Palm Beach principals and teachers are at odds over the fate of superintendent Art Johnson, the Sun-Sentinel reports. Some say Johnson is trying to maneuver to keep his job, the Palm Beach Post reports.
NO HOME FOR CHARTER: The Collier School Board leases out land that Marco Island residents had hoped to use for a new charter high school, the Naples Daily News reports.
ROOMS FOR RENT: Florida Gulf Coast University and Ave Maria University seek to rent out dorm rooms that aren't in use, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
NO FAVORITISM: A former Duval School Board member is selected to take a district-level job, the Florida Times-Union reports.
FIXING IT: Orange superintendent Ron Blocker plans to overhaul the district's troubled construction division, but says he needs money to get it done, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
LIMITED CHOICE: Martin schools scale back the availability of seats in some schools to deal with growth and class size rules, the Stuart News reports.
LABOR NEWS: Brevard teachers abandon their demand for raises instead of bonuses, Florida Today reports.