Florida education news: Sex education, free lunch, summer school and more
A NEW BEGINNING: Gibbs High looks at its F grade from the state as a place to start rebuilding with a new principal and perhaps a new attitude.
SHRINKING SUMMER: Treasure Coast schools limit their summer classes to save some money, the Stuart News reports.
ONE SMALL PERK: St. Johns schools do so well on the FCAT that they no longer have to follow the state's rules for when to begin classes, Firstcoastnews.com reports.
HE'S TALKING ABOUT SEX: A Collier board member thinks students should get more information about the consequences of having sex, the Naples Daily News reports.
SHREDDING BUDGETS: A Lee board member blasts the superintendent's spending plan and presents several ideas of his own, only to get the cold shoulder from his colleagues, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
PAY UP: For the first time, Florida Bright Futures scholars will have to open their wallets to cover some of their college tuition, the Florida Times-Union reports.
WHO SAID THERE'S NO SUCH THING? A record 50 percent of the nation's public school students now qualify for free lunch, the Palm Beach Post reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview about free summer lunch programs with Pinellas food services director Gray Miller.