Florida education news: Single-gender schools, Amendment 8, Obama's back to school speech and more
GIRLS VS. BOYS? A Sarasota-based charter school firm proposes opening schools with single-gender classrooms in Pasco County and around Florida. (Times file photo)
IT'S OFFICIAL: Florida will get $554 million in education stimulus funds after being one of the first states to apply for the money, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
OK WORDING: Circuit Judge Charles Francis rules that Amendment 8 on class size is not misleading and may stay on the Nov. 2 ballot, the AP reports.
JOB HUNTING: Lee superintendent James Browder takes a close look at running Edison College's fledgling charter school system, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
NO BIG DEAL: President Obama's back-to-school speech this year isn't generating as much controversy in Florida as it did a year ago, the Stuart News reports.
MORE PROBLEMS: Struggling Prep Learning Academy (formerly known as Bradenton Prep) keeps running into troubles, most recently with zoning, the Herald-Tribune reports.
HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? Some Palm Beach schools plan to teach kids about gardening as part of a healthy eating initiative, the Palm Beach Post reports.
NICE TAKE: The State Attorney's Office donates computers from an illegal online gambling operation to Santa Rosa schools, the Pensacola News-Journal reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Andy Frelick, principal of Pasco County's Ridgewood High School.