Florida education news: Sick leave, prayer, school bus ads and more
HISTORIC: Students at Winding Waters K-8 study historical figures — and then play them in a "wax museum" lesson. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)
CLOSING? Pinellas school district officials say they will aim to shut down the troubled Life Force charter school.
DEALING: Florida lawmakers near agreement on higher education funding, including tuition.
FALSE CHOICE: Florida lawmakers should not cut after-school care for thousands of students in order to cover costs of infant day care, the Times editorializes.
ANTI-BULLYING: The Collier sheriff's office teams with the school district to provide an anonymous texting service to report bullying, the Naples Daily News reports.
FOR SALE: The Florida House approves a measure to permit ads on the sides of school buses, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
OPEN ENOUGH? The Florida Times-Union raises questions about whether the Duval School Board complied with the state's open meeting and records laws in the session where it chose to dismiss superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals.
PRAY: A bill to allow students to offer "inspirational messages" at school is poised to win passage in the Florida Legislature, the Palm Beach Post reports.
HOMELESS: The Lake Wales charter school system struggles to craft a policy for homeless students who move and require transportation, the Ledger reports.
GOING PRIVATE: A struggling Monroe charter school turns to management firm Academica to help it get back on solid footing, the Keynoter reports.