Florida education news: Special education, Kindles, graduation rates and more
CONSISTENCY: A working group recommends Hillsborough schools better train all employees who work with students with special needs.
SUSPENDED: A Hernando aide for special needs students is suspended for slapping a student's hand.
UNLICENSED: An uncertified boarding school continues to serve boys despite warnings from the Florida Department of Children and Families over unacceptable practices.
INCENTIVES: A central Florida fraternity hands out Kindles to students at Orlando's Evans High School for FCAT performance, WKMG-TV reports.
ON THE RISE: Florida's high school graduation rate jumps, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
MAKING MONEY: A Broward student transportation supervisor pulled in $41,000 in bonuses even as the district had major school busing issues, the Miami Herald reports.
ON THE MOVE: A Palm Beach charter school has trouble staying in one location, the Palm Beach Post reports.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: Flagler students learn about conservation in parks and natural areas, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
LABOR NEWS: Okaloosa teachers tentatively agree to 3 percent raises, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVE: The Bay school district debuts new a employee health center, the Panama City News Herald reports.
REZONING: Committees prepare to draw new attendance boundaries for Seminole elementary schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.