Florida education news: Summer camp, voter purge, smart phones and more
HANDS ON: Students attending Pasco County's Title I schools get the chance to attend the district's environmental and technology summer camps to give them more experiences. (Times photo, Douglas Clifford)
DISTANCE: Pasco superintendent candidate Kurt Browning explains his role in Florida's current voter purge.
TOP OF THE CLASS: Central High School's JROTC lands a decommissioned Navy warplane for permanent display. • Zephyrhills High graduate Taylor Gandy aims to become more than a "starving" artist. • Mitchell High graduate Angelica Rodriguez aims for a life in animation.
TOP MARKS: The Broward School Board gives its new superintendent a strong evaluation, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
DIVIDED: Parents at Miami-Dade's MAST Academy don't all agree that expanding the school is a good thing, the Miami Herald reports.
CHIEF OF SCHOOLS: Duval creates and fills a new administrative post to oversee school leadership and management, the Florida Times-Union reports.
OVERHAUL: Several top St. Lucie leaders including superintendent Michael Lannon prepare their departures, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.
DOWNGRADED: Moody's downgrades the Manatee school district's bond rating because of low fund balances, the Bradenton Herald reports.
BYOT: Brevard students will be asked to bring their own personal electronic devices to class as selected schools aim to better incorporate technology into lessons, Florida Today reports.
LABOR NEWS: The Marion School Board reinstitutes salary step increases for district employees, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. • St. John's teacher contract negotiations remain stalled over money issues, the St. Augustine Record reports.
BETTER BUDGET: Monroe school district officials see brighter budget projections than in several years, the Keynoter reports.