Florida education news: Teacher appreciation, charter school policy, class size and more
MORE THAN A FREE LUNCH: Tampa area teachers appreciate the sentiment behind Tijuana Flats' Teacher Hero Day. (Times photo, James Borchuck)
BACK OFF: Hillsborough school district lawyers move for dismissal of a lawsuit alleging discrimination in the death of a special education student after a school bus ride.
CALMING PRESENCE: South Florida black educators seek ways to ensure that ethnic and racial tensions don't lead to school violence, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
NO ASSUMPTIONS: Duval superintendent Nikolai Vitti says charter school policy should be based on data and not ideology, the Florida Times-Union reports.
DIY: The Seminole school district offers residents a chance to try their hand at drawing new attendance boundaries with online software, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
FULL TIME PATROL: The Gainesville Police Department commits to adding an officer at 12 elementary schools in the city limits after winter break, the Gainesville Sun reports.