Florida education news: Superintendent candidates, driver education, charter schools and more
TOUGH TIME: The Pinellas school district draws a middling batch of superintendent candidates as its search takes place after many other districts just hired new leaders.
BALLOT BENEFITS: Both leading candidates for Pasco superintendent gain something from a closed Republican primary. * The election is a referendum on incumbent Heather Fiorentino's leadership, Times columnist C.T. Bowen writes.
DEAL: The Miami-Dade school district strikes a balance to keep MAST Academy exclusive while expanding it, the Miami Herald reports.
PERKS: Florida State College-Jacksonville's president rings up a large personal tab at the school's expense, the Florida Times-Union reports.
DRIVE TIME: Demand rises for Palm Beach's summer driver education courses, the Palm Beach Post reports.
CHARTER BOUND: A top Manatee school district official resigns to run a new charter school, the Bradenton Herald reports.
NOT QUITE THERE: Florida Gulf Coast University leaders say the school needs more majors to become a top-tier university, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.
INDEBTED: Many Florida families find themselves taking on more college debt than expected, the Orlando Sentinel reports.