Florida education news: School vouchers, achievement gap, sidewalks and more
FEELING BLESSED: Hernando families take full advantage of Step Up For Students vouchers to private schools, with their numbers tripling. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: Pinellas officials consider hiring a top researcher to help them figure out why the district achievement gap is so large.
STEP TO THE PLATE: Pasco superintendent Heather Fiorentino needs to show strong leadership during these tough times, columnist C.T. Bowen writes.
TWO STYLES: The Miami Herald contrasts the approaches, and the results, of departing Broward superintendent Jim Notter and Miami-Dade's Alberto Carvalho.
BUILDING A DEFICIT: The Manatee school district's decisions helped cause a $9.4 million insurance deficit, the Bradenton Herald reports.
SAFER FOR WALKING: Orlando plans to add more sidewalks near neighborhood schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.