Florida education news: STEM, tuition, school prayer and more
HOOKED ON MATH: Some Hillsborough schools work to get students to see math everywhere. (Times photo, Kathleen Flynn)
EDUCATION FIRST: Facing a bloody Civil War, Congress did more to financially support education than current political leaders will, the Times editorializes.
NURTURING: The Palm Beach School Board invests nearly $500,000 more in its aerospace career academy despite flat enrollment over six years, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
NEW DIGS: A new Flagler charter school looks to open in an airport hangar as time runs short to find a building, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
JAILED: The former head of the Haines City High athletics booster club is jailed for not repaying $11,000 she stole from the group, the Ledger reports.
MONKEY WRENCH: The acting superintendent of Monroe schools might not step down in time for the start date of the district's newly selected leader, the Keynoter reports.
LEAVING: Orange County superintendent Ron Blocker officially retires after 12 years on the job, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
NOT TOUCHING IT: Few Florida school districts plan to enact an "inspirational messages" policy when the law takes effect, the News Service of Florida reports.
FOOD LESSONS: Some Alachua children learn culinary secrets during a specialized summer school program, the Gainesville Sun reports.