Florida education news: Surplus auctions, scholarships, Head Start and more
SHORT SALE: A pawn shop dealer says the Pinellas school district isn't making as much as it should in selling surplus items at auction. (Times photo, Scott Keeler)
FINE WITH FEE: The Pasco Education Foundation sees its scholarship pool grow despite imposing a new fee to manage the accounts.
CULTURAL CHARTER: Pinellas will see its first Hebrew-language charter school open in the fall.
ON TRACK: With new leadership, the Pinellas Head Start can focus on its important mission of preparing young children, the Times editorializes.
HOW GOOD? A UCF professor questions a state report suggesting charter schools outperform traditional schools, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
WELCOME: The Duval school district plans to open a school for students newly arrived to the country with little formal education or English proficiency, the Florida Times-Union reports.
DOUBLECHECK: Florida universities say they regularly review their marching band membership for eligibility in the wake of continuing scandal at FAMU, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
RESIGNED: A Martin School Board member quits her post to run for district superintendent, the Stuart News reports.
SPARED: The University of Florida plans to avoid cutting degree programs and full-time faculty as it slashes spending, the Gainesville Sun reports.
Visit the Gradebook at noon for an interview with Tad Kledzik, Pasco schools transportation supervisor, about school bus safety.