Florida education news: Teacher contracts, peanut allergies, home school investigations and more
IN TALLAHASSEE: The Florida Senate passed its "teacher quality" bill, which also moved ahead in the House. Funding of the mandates remains a key question, the Miami Herald reports. • Lawmakers continued to massage a plan to alter public employee pensions. • Republicans pushed forward bills that would limit unions.
PEANUT PROBLEMS: A Broward County first grader's peanut allergy causes controversy in her school classroom, WKMG 6 reports.
SPARE US: Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho asks lawmakers to leave education funding alone, the Miami Herald reports.
CHECK IT OUT: Florida considers new rules to investigate when an at-risk student is abruptly pulled from school for home schooling, in the wake of a horrible child abuse case, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
ON YOUR OWN TIME: A Flagler school calls off an elementary teacher's plan to have students do art based on the Florida Education Association's legislative theme, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
NO THANKS: A proposal to create a special taxing district to pay for school resource officers falls flat among some St. Lucie leaders, the Port St. Lucie Tribune reports.
POOR JUDGMENT: A Palm Beach teacher is disciplined for presenting a "sexual tension quiz" to his students, the Palm Beach Post reports.
SAFE ENOUGH? Marion parents and school officials ponder whether health screenings for student-athletes go far enough in the wake of the death of a girl who collapsed at track practice, the Ocala Star-Banner reports.